ITTO and Japan Release Updated REDD+ Information Booklet
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The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Government of Japan released an updated version of the REDD+ booklet highlighting relevant findings from the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The booklet also contains information on the Warsaw Framework for REDD+ adopted at the nineteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Itto9 December 2014: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Government of Japan released an updated version of the REDD+ booklet highlighting relevant findings from the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The booklet also contains information on the Warsaw Framework for REDD+ adopted at the nineteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The booklet explains why REDD+ is important for addressing climate change and describes it as a mechanism that is already being implemented in a number of countries in parallel to ongoing discussions under the UNFCCC. The booklet further explores how REDD+ is currently being implemented, including the challenges countries are facing. Finally, the publication presents examples of REDD+ projects supported by ITTO ranging from a sub-national REDD+ feasibility study in Indonesia to the convening of the International Forum on Payments for Environmental Services of Tropical Forests. [Publication: REDD+]

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