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FAO Reports on Mesoamerican LULUCF Workshop[viewed]

The Mesoamerican Workshop on National Emissions Inventories and Mitigation Plans in Agriculture, Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) assisted 15 countries in identifying resources and methods in order to improve their reporting under the UNFCCC, according to the workshop's final report, released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). The report also relays the major challenges these countries face in both implementing and reporting on measures to address climate change.

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CGIAR Paper Analyzes Literature to Identify Key Trends in Adaptation Governance[viewed]

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has recently published a working paper titled 'Systematic Review Approach to Identifying Key Trends in Adaptation Governance at the Supranational Level.' Authored by Livia Bizikova, Daniella Echeverria and Anne Hammill, the paper analyzes peer-reviewed literature on adaptation governance focused on food security at the supranational level.

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CGIAR Working Paper Analyzes Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security Governance through Comparative Politics[viewed]

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has recently published a working paper titled 'The Comparative Turn in Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security Governance Research.' Its author, Mark Purdon, argues that the concepts and methods of comparative politics can shine light on political factors important for catalyzing positive change on the governance of climate change adaptation and food security in the developing world.

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FAO Newsletter Highlights Land Tenure Activities in Support of Voluntary Guidelines[viewed]

In a November newsletter, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) showcases the application of its ‘Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security' in Guatemala. The newsletter also highlights issues and trends on land investments, notes support for the Voluntary Guidelines, describes events and other relevant news and lists recent publications.

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CIFOR Project Prepares PES Guide[viewed]

As part of a project on land tenure and use rights in Indonesia the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) developed a guide on conducting feasibility assessments for payments for ecosystem services (PES).

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GLF Statement Calls for Greater Participation and Coordination[viewed]

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) organizers and participants released an ‘Outcome Statement' recognizing the link between healthy landscapes and efforts to address climate change. The statement reflects discussions among the 1700 participants about how landscapes approaches contribute to sustainable solutions around the world.

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COP 20 Panel Discusses Land-Based Adaptation Indicator[viewed]

China will take a synergistic approach to adaptation, capitalizing on co-benefits in biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration, as a way to link the Rio Conventions and economically address drylands issues, according to Xie Zhenhua, China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Xie delivered these remarks at an event, 'Building a Common Indicator on Land-Based Adaptation for Reporting on the Rio Conventions,' hosted by the Government of China and supported by the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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SPREP's EbA, Ridge-to-Reef Approach to Support Resilience, Reforestation in Solomon Islands[viewed]

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is implementing an ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) project to rehabilitate and restore forests in Choiseul province, Solomon Islands. The project will also promote soil stability, reduce sediment flow and support water catchment areas.

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International Mountain Day Celebrates Family Farming[viewed]

International Mountain Day took place under the theme, ‘Farming in mountains, farming for families.' The Day, which focused on the contributions of mountain farming families to livelihoods, was also one of the last events celebrating the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).

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Bioversity International Receives Grant to Test Farming Approach to Combat Climate Change[viewed]

Bioversity International has announced the receipt of a US$1 million grant by the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program at USAID to crowdsource crop improvement to combat climate change for smallholder farmers in Central America.

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