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Plan Vivo Newsletter September 2015
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Welcome to another edition of the Plan Vivo Newsletter

Plan Vivo Stakeholder Meeting 2015
 
The biennial Plan Vivo Stakeholder Meeting will take place on September 28-29, 2015 in Sigtuna, Sweden. This is a great opportunity to get to know the work of the Foundation and its partners. Part of the meeting's discussions will focus on how the Plan Vivo system supports the principles of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), expected to be announced at Climate Week NYC 2015. We are looking forward to meeting many of our project partners and partner organisations and to discussing the state and future of the Plan Vivo system. If you have any questions regarding the meeting or you would like to attend the public day on Tuesday, 29th of September, please contact us.
 
New Plan Vivo Website

As some of you may have noticed, our website now has a new look.

In addition to having a different design, the website now includes  a media library, a technical library, guidance on validation, as well as a section with project resources

Over the next few months, we will continuously improve the functionality of our website. If you have any specific feedback or recommendations for additional content, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 
Hiniduma Biolink Annual Report 2014
 
The latest report by the Hiniduma Biolink project is now published. Latest news include the mapping of operational areas and the hosting of various awareness sessions for local farmers.

Other Annual Reports that have been submitted to the foundation that will be published shortly include:
  • Emiti Nibwo Bulora, Tanzania - Annual Report 2014-2015
  • Arbolivia, Bolivia - Annual Report 2014 
  • Trees of Hope, Malawi - Annual Report 2014
Op-ed in Canada's Vancouver Sun newspaper 

An Op-ed in Canada's Vancouver Sun penned by Communitree's project coordinator Kahlil Baker discusses the impact of Plan Vivo on international smallholder reforestation. Find the whole article here.

Taking Root have also recently won the Rainforest Alliance's Eco-Index Award for best monitoring and evaluation.
Khasi Hills Annual Report 2014

The latest Khasi Hills Annual Report (2014) can now be found on the Plan Vivo website. With the approval of this latest report, the project will issue 26,740 Plan Vivo certificates.

Key events from last year include the recognition of the David Scott Historic Indigenous Community Conserve Area (ICCA) by the United Nations; the organisation of an Asia Regional Community REDD+ meeting; and the hosting of a REDD+ workshop  in order to help the state government of India set up a State REDD+ Project on Government Forests. 

 
Sustainable Development Goals
 
The UN will launch the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, on the 25th of September, 2015. The Global Goals are a continuation of the ethos of the Millennium Development Goals committed to ending extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition, fighting inequality and injustice, and taking action on climate change. The 17 Global Goals will be signed by 193 world leaders and are likely to influence national and international policy agendas in the years to come.
 
News from Carbon Tanzania
 
The latest newsletter from Carbon Tanzania is out now. Highlights from the last 6 months include a featured article of the Yaeda Valley project on the Ecosystem Marketplace's news section, and updates to the website.
New Plan Vivo PIN submissions

Three new PIN submissions have been accepted since the last newsletter. Further details are available here:
  • Rehabilitation of degraded pastures in the Sahel, Burkina Faso - AGED 
  • Rehabilitation of degraded pastures in the Sahel, Burkina Faso - REACH Italia
  • CFA Mtakimau Mangrove Forests Protection in Kilifi Country, Kenya - Kwentu Training Center for Sustainable Development
Check out pipeline project Arlomom Patako's (Senegal) new project video.
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