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New UN CC:Learn Resource Guide Promoting Advanced Learning on REDD+

18 May 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland

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:

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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).