A report has been released from the first ever collaboration between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). In it, global experts identify key options for solutions that could successfully tackle the climate and biodiversity crises simultaneously. [more...]
Forestry & REDD+
A communications campaign to stamp out irresponsible fires in Ecuador, by the Arcoiris Ecological Foundation, was supported by a seed fund from CDKN and FFLA. [more...]
NEWS: Building capacity, connection and mutual trust for community-based forest monitoring in Colombia
In a new report, WWF and its partners describe how they built greater connection, communication and technical capacity between community-based forest monitoring initiatives and national stakeholders in Colombia. [more...]
Land is one of Africa’s most abundant resources, but it has become degraded across large swathes of the continent. Restoring the productivity of land will form a vital part of Africa’s sustainable [more...]
The Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) and CDKN present their joint initiative: the Reporting for Results-based REDD+ project, a three-year project to build capacity for measuring reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and enhancement of carbon stocks in agriculture, forest and other land use in 21 tropical and subtropical forest countries. [more]…
WORKING PAPER: Building trust in forest carbon payments: Learning from the world of financial accounting
This paper argues that REDD+ actors can learn from financial accounting, which has played a key role in maintaining investors’ confidence in mainstream capital markets. The authors recommend how accounting of REDD+ impacts can evolve to build greater trust. [more]…
Resources from our partners
The book synthesises the ESPA programme's compelling evidence on ecosystems and wellbeing. It addresses the evolving framings and contexts of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation, reviews the impacts of ongoing drivers of change and presents new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience.
In Kenya, local people are conserving their mangroves in exchange for community development projects, in a scheme that is impacting both Kenyan and international policy. Mangroves are highly efficient at capturing carbon, much of which ends up buried below ground and is stored away from the atmosphere.