New UN CC:Learn Resource Guide Promoting Advanced Learning on REDD+
18 May 2015, Geneva, Switzerland. UN CC:Learn and UN-REDD have launched a learning guide for advanced learning on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), in an exemplary collaboration between two One UN global programmes.
The UN CC:Learn Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on REDD+ has been produced with technical advice from the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) administered by the World Bank.
The Guide facilitates access to state-of-the-art materials relevant for learning on REDD+, organized under five learning topics: 1) Preparing for REDD+, 2) Strengthening a Legal and Regulatory Framework for REDD+, 3) Fulfilling REDD+ Data Needs, 4) Stakeholder Engagement, and 5) Financing for REDD+.
Target groups include:
- REDD+ practitioners;
- Decision makers in the forest, land use, and other related sectors responsible for designing and implementing sustainable policies;
- Policy makers responsible for land tenure and use rights;
- Experts in the Green Economy;
- Climate change planners and policy makers interested in the role of forests in climate change mitigation;
- Forest dependent indigenous peoples and local communities;
- Representatives involved in the UNFCCC process, such as negotiators and UNFCCC focal points working on climate change mitigation and REDD+;
- Representatives of REDD+ finance countries;
- Business leaders engaged in the forest sector;
- Interested citizens/students/youth.
The Guide is organized into two parts. Part I provides basic orientation for readers. Part II lists available written learning resources as well as a number of training courses currently being offered, organized by learning topic. To facilitate easy access to the resources a hyperlink is provided along with a brief summary of each learning resource and its value to different stakeholder groups. An Annex containing a list of non-UN learning resources, also organized by learning topic, concludes the Guide.
A web-based tool version of the Guide on REDD+ is also available.
The Guide is part of the UN CC:Learn Series of Resources Guides for Advanced Learning on Climate Change. The other Guides in the series address the following topics:
- Fundamentals of Climate Change Science
- Predicting and Projecting Climate Change
- Understanding the Climate Change and Health Interface (interactive version) (pdf)
- Integrating Climate Change in Education at Primary and Secondary Level (interactive version) (pdf)
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About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).