Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Forest Carbon Asia Launch Announcement

This should be of interest to many of you. Sorry for cross posting. Best, Tek

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From: <u.chokkalingam@gmail.com>
Date: 2011/4/21

Dear colleagues

We are pleased to announce the launching of Forest Carbon Asia (www.forestcarbonasia.org), an independent website dedicated to providing up-to-date and objective information and analysis on forest carbon policies, players and developments from and for the Asian region.

The website aims to serve as an information and resource hub for forest carbon/REDD+ in Asia− providing current news and views from the media, a categorized library of relevant publications, vacancy and event announcements, directories of forest carbon players and links to other useful resources for convenient reference and networking. It also provides regularly-updated synopses of the science, current global policy and financing developments, projects on the ground and quality standards.

If you or your organisation wish to be listed as a forest carbon/REDD+ player (http://www.forestcarbonasia.org/players/) in Asia, please feel free to submit your details for posting. Details requested vary slightly depending on the category you belong to (example: project developer, verifier, bilateral support agency). If you wish to add a new forest carbon/REDD+ project or pilot site (http://www.forestcarbonasia.org/fc-updates/projects-on-the-ground/) in Asia, kindly fill out the form on the projects page.

Other main features of the Forest Carbon Asia website are country profiles, in–house articles, and research briefs and reports which will provide country overviews, delve into the key issues and cover important developments in the region. Readers can interact online and contribute their own information and material for posting. The website seeks to promote open and free information sharing among forest carbon players across and beyond the Asian region.

Forest Carbon Asia’s mission is to raise awareness and understanding about forest carbon-related issues, and promote sustainable forest carbon/REDD+ activities and investments in Asia that are also good for the environment and the local communities. Through this platform, we hope to engender a healthy and critical debate and move talks and action forward in a positive manner.
We hope that you find the site useful and would be very happy to receive your feedback.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Unna Chokkalingam & S. Anuradha Vanniarachchy
Forest Carbon Asia
Mobile Lao PDR: +856 20 55504866
Mobile Sri Lanka : +94 772 226405
Email: unna.c@forestcarbonasia.org
Email: anuradha.v@forestcarbonasia.org
Website: www.forestcarbonasia.org

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