CIFOR launches an environmental game named Landscape Game. It challenges players to balance between economic development and environmental preservation.
The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), among others co-hosted by the Government of Peru and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), launched a number of major publications and initiatives while bringing together 1500 experts to discuss the role of landscapes approaches in addressing climate change and meeting sustainable development goals.
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) launched a report analyzing 23 REDD+ initiatives in Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Peru, Tanzania and Vietnam. The report identifies many of the challenges faced by the early REDD+ projects, including: measuring carbon; setting baselines and reference levels; developing the institutional structure for implementation; engaging and coordinating stakeholders; and mobilizing financial resources.
In preparation for the UNFCCC, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) prepared an analysis of submissions on national-level Safeguard Information Systems (SIS). The analysis, titled ‘Further guidance for REDD+ safeguard information systems? An analysis of positions in the UNFCCC negotiations,’ considers inputs on further guidance on SIS and experiences and lessons learned from SIS development.
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) presented a summary of research in Kenya’s Mau forest, the last large tract of mountain forest in the country. The summary highlights the multiple pressures on the forest, including land use change in the surrounding area, as well as the importance of the ecosystem services provided by the forest, especially carbon sequestration and the provision of clean water.
COP20 UN Climate Change Conference 2014 in Lima: CIFOR-scientist William Sunderlin explains that the overall assessment of the independent analysis of the 23 initiatives found that REDD+ was not heading in the direction expected.
In support of discussions on REDD+ at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings in Lima the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released a series of briefs on REDD+ safeguards. The fourth brief explores the role of safeguards in ensuring gender equity in REDD+.
In order to highlight experiences in implementing REDD+, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) reviewed the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership (KFCP) for emission reductions in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. The review emphasizes the need for transparency in REDD+.