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Plan Vivo Foundation Newsletter November 2015
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Plan Vivo at COP21 and the Global Landscapes Forum

 
The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) will take place from the 30 November to 11 December 2015 in Paris. Governments from around the world will convene with the aim of developing a new global agreement that will prevent global temperatures from rising more than­ 2°C.

The Plan Vivo Foundation secretariat will be present and speaking at various side events at COP21. If you'd like to schedule a meeting with us, please contact us.

We are also an official exhibitor at the Global Landscapes Forum on the 5-6 Dec, 2015. Please drop us a line if you'd like to meet with us or drop by Booth 8 in the Food Security and Livelihoods Pavilion (Pavilion B). We will be presenting the latest progress on SHAMBA and participate  in the launchpad of the Nakau Progamme on Dec 5th at 12.15 - 13.00 in Room 251.

We'll be active during COP21 as discussions develop around tropical and temperate forests, mangroves and other natural ecosystems, solutions for smallholder farmers and rural communities, as well as useful new tools and innovations. We'd like to hear from you. Follow us on Twitter! @Plan_Vivo
Other News
Our most recent Annual Report is now available onlinewith a summary of some of the year's highlights, annual accounts, as well as the first comprehensive assessment of the Foundation's own environmental footprint. Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions totalled 17.6 tCO2e, as confirmed by Zeromission using a quality assurance tool designed by Ecometrica. Plan Vivo will compensate its GHG emissions this year through COTAP, whose simple, transparent model allows organisations to split their support for climate mitigation projects that focus on Global Goal #1: Alleviating Poverty.
IIED Briefing on Plan Vivo's Proposal towards the SDGs
Ina Porras, Senior Researcher at IIED and Chairperson of the Plan Vivo Foundation, recently published an official IIED briefing on Plan Vivo's proposal towards the SDGs, highlighting that the mutually beneficial, ethical partnerships promoted by Plan Vivo are well placed to support the implementation of at least seven of the seventeen SDGs, including Ending Poverty (SDG1), Achieving Food Security (SDG2), Creating Jobs and Employment Opportunities (SDG8) and Protecting Biodiversity (SDG 15).
 
Plan Vivo Stakeholder Meeting 2015

The Plan Vivo network came together in Sigtuna, Sweden, on September 28 - 29, 2015 for Plan Vivo's biennual stakeholder meeting. For a summary of the meeting and all the presentations, click here.
 
Arbolivia New Website

Arbolivia has published a new website and an updated video library which gives an overview over various project activities and farmer stories. 
Latest Newsletter from Carbon Tanzania

Check out Carbon Tanzania's latest newsletter and keep up to date with news from the REDD+ in the Yaeda Valley project.
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