September 14 - September 16, 2010 Map of event location

Dear All,
We hope this email finds you all well.  Below is an updated logistics summary for our upcoming 4th GCF Task Force plenary meeting, and an update on the stakeholder involvement process that the GCF has been working on. As always, we appreciate your valuable support, and encourage your participation and input in our meetings. 

I. Santarém Meeting

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August 31 - September 3, 2010 Map of event location

Purpose and expected results

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August 31, 2010 Map of event location

Special meeting of the Board of Directors - Climate Action Reserve

Board of Directors of the Climate Action Reserve

Webinar Instructions

Step 1 ‐ Join the webinar (please do this BEFORE calling in, if possible):
Please make note of the ‘attendee ID number’ issued when you log in to the webinar

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August 25 - August 27, 2010 Map of event location
  • Kyoto Protocol & CDM Overview
  • Project Cycle, Baseline & Leakage
  • Project Design & Development
  • Preparing for Emission/Carbon Trading
  • Defining forest projects and project eligibility
  • CDM for Agriculture and Land use
  • Risks and Opportunities for Forestry Sector  in CDM Context
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August 23 - August 28, 2010 Map of event location

23rd IUFRO World Congress

WCA2009 Organizing Committee

Themes of the Congress include: Markets supporting agroforestry land use; tree-based rehabilitation of degraded lands and watersheds; climate change adaptation and mitigation; agroforestry contributions to environmental sustainability, and; policy options and institutional innovations for agroforestry land use.


COEX, Seoul, South Korea

Tentative program schedule:

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August 9 - August 10, 2010 Map of event location

International Conference on Managing Forest Resources for Multiple Ecosystem Services under Robust and Fragile Environments

Risk Analysis Research Center (RARC), the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) Graduate School of Applied Informatics (GSAI), University of Hyogo FORMATH Research Group
August 6 - December 31, 1969 Map of event location
Our panel of expert speakers will explain and discuss the most pressing issues in this fast moving area, including:

PRESENTATION ONE – Update on status of REDD and REDD+ in UN climate negotiations  
• Intergovernmental REDD+ Partnership
• Role of the private sector
• Bilateral agreements
Andrew Hedges, Partner, Norton Rose

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August 4 - August 6, 2010 Map of event location

AFP Dialogue 2010 “ Forest Governance Challenges Beyond Copenhagen: An Asia-Pacific Perspective.”

Government of Indonesia, in collaboration with the Asia Forest Partnership (AFP)

Venue  : Hotel Ayodya, Jl. Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua 80363, Bali, Indonesia

Day/date : Wednesday – Friday / 4-6 August 2010  (4 August is for Steering Committee meeting and partners’ forum)

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August 2 - August 13, 2010 Map of event location

Purposes: The aim of the courses is to familiarize forest technical personnel with methodologies to inventory forest resources; measuring tree and stand parameters and procedures for tree and stand parameters modelling.

Field visits and practical work is forests near Dili are included.

Conditions: The participants should have a basic understanding of Forestry.

Lectures can be given in English and Portuguese.

The maximum number of participants is 15 for either course or training week.

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July 30 - December 31, 1969 Map of event location
venue:  Hotel Maritim, Bonn, Germany   

location:  Bonn (Nordrhein-Westfalen), Germany
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July 21 - July 24, 2010 Map of event location

The Conference is organized in the framework of the International Year of Biodiversity in collaboration with CBD and IUCN with the support of the Government of Ecuador. Its results, conclusions and recommendations will be brought to the attention of participants at the CBD COP 10 that will be held in Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010.

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July 20 - July 22, 2010 Map of event location

19th Asia-Pacific Seminar on Climate Change: Toward Low Carbon and Climate Changes-resilient Asia-Pacific -From Copenhagen to Mexico

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Government of Australia and the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
July 14 - July 17, 2010 Map of event location


The Secretariats of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are pleased to inform you that Memorandum of Understanding on collaboration between the two entities was signed in Tokyo on 2 March 2010 (please see the Communiqué and the ITTO website).

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July 1 - December 31, 1969 Map of event location

Delivering REDD+: From Copenhagen to Cancun

Dr. Genevieve Patenaude, The University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the Forestry Comission of Great Britain

Title: Delivering REDD+ : From Copenhagen to Cancun
Date: Thursday 1st July 2010

Speakers include

- James Singh, Commissioner of Forests, Guyana
- Felician Kilahama -  Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania
- Ravi Prabhu - UN-REDD Programme, Forests and Climate Change Norway’s REDD leadership
- Hans Brattskar - Director of the Government of Norway´s International Climate and Forest Initiative

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June 29 - December 31, 1969 Map of event location

U.S. Forest Carbon Market – What steps are needed to provide investor confidence in the forest carbon arena? Would they be enough to meet compliance standards?

This webinar examines the benefits the U.S. forest carbon participants would derive from the adaptation and implementation of finance and insurance standards. In addition, we will discuss what is being discussed, as respects compliance standards in Washington, D.C.

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June 28 - July 2, 2010 Map of event location

It is occurring at a crucial time, according to Tim Rollinson, chairman of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) and Director-General of the British Forestry Commission, which is organising the conference.

“It will be just seven months after Copenhagen prioritised efforts to halt deforestation if we are to limit global average temperature increases to less than 2o,” he said. 

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June 23 - June 24, 2010 Map of event location

Ecosystem Markets: Making Them Work

American Forest Foundation

At this 3rd annual national conference, presented by the American Forest Foundation and World Resources Institute, you will hear from national and regional experts, innovators, and hands-on users of these evolving market models in a dialogue about:

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June 22 - December 31, 1969 Map of event location
June 22 - December 31, 1969 Map of event location

Over recent years the impact of commodities as drivers of deforestation has become increasingly clear - posing reputational and supply risks to companies and financial institutions.  This joint UNEP FI - PRI webinar will explore risks from commodities such as cattle, soy, palm oil & timber.  Speakers from Forest Footprint Disclosure will share the latest developments on these commodities.

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