UN-REDD Launches REDD+ Academy in Indonesia
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The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) launched the REDD+ Academy in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The launch event targeted REDD+ practitioners and decision-makers in the Asia-Pacific region and drew over 80 participants.

UNREDD-UNORCID31 October 2014: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) launched the REDD+ Academy in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The launch event targeted REDD+ practitioners and decision-makers in the Asia-Pacific region and drew over 80 participants.

The REDD+ Academy is an intensive four-day training course meant for those working outside the forestry sector. The training covers issues such as the role of forests in climate change mitigation, stakeholder engagement in REDD+, and techniques for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV).

The Asia-Pacific edition of the Academy hosted parliamentarians from Indonesia, environmental journalists, government decision-makers, and experts from non-governmental organizations. The event was opened by the Head of Indonesia’s national REDD+ Agency, H.E. Heru Prasetyo, who in his statement, drew the link between forests and sustainable development; and Satya Tripathi, Director of the UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID), who called on Indonesia to continue to provide REDD+ best practices. [UNEP Press Release] [IISD RS Sources]

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