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'; Dr. Maathai with ADP Founder Jeff Horowitz, June 2011

In Memory of Wangari Muta Maathai, 1940-2011

Wangari Maathai was a larger than life figure who truly made a difference on the ground in a way that few have ever done. Prof, as we all loved to call her, had incredible energy and was always eager to look for new ways of protecting forests. We are all truly indebted to her for her very direct engagement in trying to help move U.S. and international policies to protect… Read more

'; Keynote speaker UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

In Cancún, World Leaders Call for Quick Action on Forests

Advancing REDD+: New Pathways and Partnerships

Avoided Deforestation Partners was honored to have UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the keynote speaker at our high-level REDD+ event in Cancun. The Secretary General called on the nations of the world to conclude a deal to protect forests. At the same event, important announcements were made by World Bank president Robert Zoellick and Walmart Chairman Rob Walton. Other speakers included Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Guyana President Bharatt… Read more

'; Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE & CA Gov. Jerry Brown
'; Supporting U.S. Leadership on Tropical Forest Protection

ADP Convenes Briefing in Support of the $1 Billion REDD+ Budget Request

Opportunities for U.S. Leadership: The Importance of Tropical Forests in Climate, Energy and Foreign Policy

Avoided Deforestation Partners hosted a congressional briefing in support of REDD+ appropriations with distinguished U.S. legislators, including Representative Lowey, and Senators Brownback and Leahy. Honored guests included Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE.

'; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

U.S. Agriculture Sec. Vilsack Announces US$1Billion Pledge at ADP Event

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation: Opportunities for U.S. Initiatives in Support of a Global Framework

At Avoided Deforestation Partners’s high-level forest-climate COP15 side event, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the U.S.’s pledge of $1 billion contribution to forest conservation.

'; ADP Founder with Prince Charles.

ADP Founder Delivers Funding Letter to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

Avoided Deforestation Partners founder Jeffrey Horowitz presented a letter from Senator Patrick Leahy of the Senate Appropriations Committee to Charles, Prince of Wales, announcing details of 2010 funding in support of REDD and biodiversity initiatives at St. James Palace, London. Avoided Deforestation Partners and allies had worked closely with Senator Leahy’s staff to obtain the letter committing $275 million for programs to protect biodiversity and support sustainable landscapes in fiscal… Read more

'; U.S. Senator John Kerry speaks at one of ADP's congressional briefings.
'; Former Vice President Al Gore with moderator Dan Rather and Dr. Maathai
'; ADP and Wangari Maathai meet with Ken Salazar.

ADP Meets with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

AD Partners and other members of the Tropical Forest and Climate Coalition meet with Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

Convened by Avoided Deforestation Partners, members of the Tropical Forest and Climate Coalition met with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in October to discuss climate change and tropical forest protection.

ADP Launches Development of Baseline & Monitoring Modules

AD Partners presented a set of draft modules on diverse methodological aspects for REDD activities at a side event at the 2nd Forest Day organized by CIFOR in Poland at the 14th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in December 2008. When completed, these modules will be freely available for advancing Avoided Deforestation projects that will enable project developers to estimate the real emission reductions of projects that… Read more