Climate change has become one of the most prominent global issues. As the international community has moved towards a new climate change agreement forests have featured prominently as part of the solutions as well as one of the causes of emissions in many countries. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) has become the major forest-related activity considered for the mitigation of climate change due to the high proportion of emissions from deforestation and land-use change in many developing countries. The concept of REDD+ has evolved through the UNFCCC negotiations through a series of decisions over the years means that many people involved in forestry find REDD+ difficult. One of the objectives of this session is to challenge that common perception and show examples of how countries are making progress in developing their own national systems to meet REDD+ under the UNFCCC.
- To discuss and challenge the common perception that REDD+ is difficult.
- To share national experiences with progress and development of REDD+ systems from several countries through an expert panel discussion.
- To facilitate a discussion and share participants experience on current knowledge and positive experiences on developing REDD+ systems.
Speakers:- Thomas Enters UNEP/UN-REDD, and Ben Vickers FAO – UN-REDD Programme
- Gewa Gamoga, PNGFA
- Anura Sathurusinghe, Chief Conservator of Forests in Sri Lanka
- Stepi Hakim, LTS Indonesia