Myanmar determined to support and promote cooperation for REDD+ in the Himalayan Region as GIZ new initiative set to launch

Exchange of Letter of Agreement between Forest Department (MONREC), Myanmar, and ICIMOD/GIZ Photo courtesy: FRI With the objective of improving the conditions for implementing REDD+ measures to mitigate climate change that are socially and environmentally sound in the four Himalayan countries of Bhutan, India, Myanmar, and Nepal, the REDD+ Himalaya...

New publication on SIS-REDD+ operationalization in Indonesia!

To communicate the valuable experiences and lessons learned to the wider REDD+ community, both in Indonesia and internationally, a new book has been jointly developed. Titled “Safeguards Information System for REDD+ in Indonesia – Moving towards an Operational SIS-REDD+”, the book was launched in September 2016 and developed collaboratively...

UNCDF and ICIMOD partner for enhancement of mountain livelihoods

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) on 14 July at ICIMOD’s headquarters in Nepal. Judith Karl, Executive Secretary, UNCDF and David Molden, Director General, ICIMOD signed the MOU in the presence...

Lao PDR Presents its Efforts on How to Progress under FLEGT/VPA in Effectively Reducing Illegal Logging in UK

The representatives from the Government of Lao PDR, private sector and civil society organisation have highlighted the recent achievements towards improved forest governance in Laos, under the Lao EU-FLEGT process (Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade), during the 26th Illegal Logging Update and Stakeholder Consultation Meeting between 16 and 17 June...