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Tools for Climate Finance Readiness: Building Capacity to Support Increased Finance Flows

On Friday December 12, 2014, delegates to the UNFCCC COP 20 discussed capacity building for climate finance at the event, 'Tools for Climate Finance Readiness: building capacity to support increased finance flows,'. At this side event, Dennis Tänzler presented the new Climate Finance Readiness Training toolkit “CliFiT”...
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Vulnerable nations urged to craft climate migration policy

Countries vulnerable to extreme weather and rising seas should follow the example of small Pacific island states like Kiribati, and work out how to relocate threatened communities if there is no alternative, experts said at U.N. climate talks in Lima. "We now know that climate change is a driver of migration, and is expected to increase the displacement of populations,"...
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ECC Newsletter Edition 3/2014

We have published the third Edition of the Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation Newsletter in 2014. It features e.g. an article by Tony de Brum, Foreign Minister of the Marshall Islands, about how his country approaches climate diplomacy on the way towards ambitious climate action. We also take a closer look at local governance and climate resilience with perspectives from Latin America and from Southeast Asia...
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Quote of the Month

“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and represents an urgent and unalterable threat to human societies.” - Ram Prasad Lamsal, Chair of the LDC Group at UN climate change negotiations, Statement at the Opening Plenary of the Twentieth Session of the Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20), Lima, Peru, 1 December 2014.
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Articles

Forests Publications

Quick Access

Rights and Resources Initiative 2008: Seeing People Through the Trees - Summary

USAID 2005: Forests & Conflicts. A Toolkit for Intervention. USAID/Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation.

Kaimowitz, David 2005: Forests and Armed Conflict. In: ETFRN News Special Edition on Forests and Conflicts.

Brack, Duncan 2005: EU FLEGT Initiative:
Assessment of ‘Additional Measures' to Exclude Illegal Timber from EU Markets
, Chatham House.

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) 2004: Fact Sheet: Forests and Conflict.

 

Books & Studies

Global Witness 2011: Forest Carbon, Cash and Crime. London.

Gurung, Jeanette 2011: Getting REDD+ Right for Women. Bangkok: WOCAN.

Dhakal, B. et al. 2011: Forests for food security and livelihood sustainability: Policy problems and opportunities for small farmers in Nepal. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 35 (1): 86-115.

World Bank 2007: Democratic Republic of Congo: Transitional Support for Economic Recovery. Investigation Report. The Inspection Panel of the World Bank.

European Tropical Forest Research Network 2004/2005: ETFRN News 43 / 44:  Special Edition on Forests and Conflicts.

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Documents

FLEGT briefing sheets

The EU Action Plan for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT).

The European Parliament motion on the FLEGT action plan, February 2004.

The EU Council Conclusions on the FLEGT action plan, October 2003.

Links

News, documents and events on social and environmental impacts of illegal logging. http://www.illegal-logging.info/

Security, Development and Forest Conflict. Forest conflict links and online publications.
http://www.etfrn.org/etfrn/sdfc/index.htm

Background information and case studies on forest-related conflict analysis. http://conflictbiography.recoftc.org/html/index.htm

Congo Basin Forest Partnership: http://www.cbfp.org/

Poverty Environment Network. Examines the nexus between forests and livelihoods: http://www.cifor.cgiar.org/pen/_ref/about/index.htm