Fiscal incentives for agricultural commodity production: Options to forge compatibility with REDD+

Incentivos fiscales a la producción agrícola: opciones para forjar una compatibilidad con REDD+

REDD+ Academy Learning Journals

The UN-REDD Programme is pleased to announce the launch of the first online version of its successful REDD+ Academy courses and accompanying Learning Journals, making this valuable knowledge resource available to REDD+ policymakers, practitioners and communities worldwide.

2 Job Openings at FSC

As of 15th January 2016, 2 employment oppprtunities at FSC are available for consideration:

JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship (Natural Capital & Ecosystem Services Assessment)

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) has several openings for postdoctoral fellows, including a position in its “Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services Assessment” project.

The Restoration Initiative: Fostering innovation and integration in support of the Bonn Challenge

The Restoration Initiative (TRI) is a program to restore and maintain degraded and deforested landscapes at scale.

FAO and Global Mechanism of the UNCCD launch new publication on financing for forest and landscape restoration

More than USD 300 billion are needed per year to restore the world’s degraded land in order to achieve a new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target by 2030, according to a new publication by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (GM).

Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics: Specialist in Landscape Modelling

The Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics invites applications for a Specialist in Landscape Modelling

The position is available within the project “LaForeT - Landscape Forestry in the Tropics: Towards Policy Approaches for Improving Livelihoods, Conservation and Sustainable Management of Forest Landscapes in Ecuador, the Philippines and one country in Africa (perhaps Zambia)“.

Landscape Restoration Snapshot GLF 2015

Watch this Discussion Forum on the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2015, in Paris, France alongside COP21.  The session includes experiences with and lessons learned from large-scale restoration and asesses progress towards the Bonn challenge and other global restoration goals.


New IUFRO Book: Forest Landscape Restoration as a Key Component of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

As part of a collaborative project – "Inspire, Support and Mobilize Forest and Landscape Restoration" – a group of forest scientists led by IUFRO Research Group 1.06.00 - 'Restoration of degraded sites', undertook an exhaustive review of scientific literature on the subject and an analysis of restoration case studies.

Assessing the ITTO Guidelines for the Restoration, Management and Rehabilitation of Degraded Secondary Tropical Forests

Case studies of Ghana, Indonesia and Mexico
Kathleen Buckingham and Sarah Weber, WRI