1 - 12 December 2014, Lima, Peru

The UNFCCC COP20 in Lima is the last major stop on the road to an expected global climate agreement in Paris in 2015. CIFOR scientists will participate in a number of side events during the two weeks of the COP, helping to inform the negotiations by bringing to bear research on such topics as REDD+ and land-use change; carbon sequestration in coastal ecosystems; and the effects of climate change on wildlife in the Amazon.

Click below for more information, including dates, times and topics of CIFOR side events in Lima.

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18:30 - 20:00 | CARAL (130), Army General Headquarters, San Borja

An official UNFCCC COP20 side event

REDD+ Monitoring Needs to Support the Distribution of Benefits

Emphasis in the literature on REDD+ monitoring of forest area changes and carbon stocks to meet international requirements. We discuss evolving needs for monitoring to address national needs related to REDD+ implementation and benefit sharing.

Organizers: Foundation DLO, University of Twente

Panelist: Martin Herold

10:00 – 12:00 | Forests Pavilion (Auditorio Pabellón Bosques)

Climate Change and Variability in Amazonia: Knowledge Base and Challenges

Organizer: Peruvian Geophysical Institute

Speaker: Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez

15:30–18:00 | Forests Pavilion (Auditorio Pabellón Bosques)

Research for Adaptation to Climate Change at the Andean–Amazon Social and Biophysical Landscapes

Organizers: Environment Ministry of Peru, Catholic University of Peru

Speaker: Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez

10:30 - 12:30 | EU Pavilion, Army General Headquarters, San Borja

Forest Potential for Climate Change Mitigation in the Post-Kyoto Climate Policy Framework

From concerns about forest permanence to the potential for LULUCF-REDD+ convergence, and the potential for a forest contribution to “negative emissions” – the panel will address the forest potential for climate change mitigation in the Post-Kyoto climate policy framework.

Organizer: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

CIFOR Panelist: Arild Angelsen

11:30–13:00 | CARAL (130), Army General Headquarters, San Borja

An official UNFCCC COP20 side event

REDD+ Emerging? What We Can Learn from Subnational Initiatives

REDD+ is experiencing high expectations and big challenges. Controversies will continue until there is sufficient evidence on implementation. This panel gives evidence from subnational initiatives: a casebook, a Brazil initiative, and Indonesia’s integration of initiatives in a national framework.

Organizers: CIFOR, Cirad, FSU Jena, ISEDAM

CIFOR Panelist: William Sunderlin

10:00–14:00 | Forests Pavilion (Auditorio Pabellón Bosques)

Impact of Climate Change on Wildlife and Communities in the Amazon: Livelihoods and Alternatives

Organizer: FundAmazonia

Speakers: Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez, Robert Nasi

16:00–17:00 | US Pavilion, Army General Headquarters, San Borja

Climate Services from Coastal Ecosystems: Blue Carbon and Green Infrastructure

Coastal ecosystems provide ecosystem services that support both climate mitigation and adaptation efforts. This event will highlight recent efforts to conserve and restore these ecosystems to take advantage of these valuable climate services.

Organizer: NOAA

CIFOR Panelist: Daniel Murdiyarso

10:30–12:00 | EU Pavilion, Army General Headquarters, San Borja

Benefit and Burden Sharing in Forest Policies and REDD+

The event addresses the benefits and costs associated with forest conservation initiatives across multiple countries, and their equity implications. It builds on results gathered from an ongoing multi-year European Commission-funded project aimed to provide policy options and guidance to improve the design, development, and implementation of REDD+ benefit sharing mechanisms.

Organizer: CIFOR

CIFOR Panelists: Sven Wunder , Anne Larson and Ashwin Ravikumar , Amy Duchelle , Maria Brockhaus

13:00 - 15:00 | Indonesia Pavilion, Army General Headquarters, San Borja

Guiding Principles for Delivering Coastal Wetland Carbon Projects

Coastal wetland ecosystems play a significant role in sequestering and storing carbon in biomass and soils. These ecosystems, however, facing tremendous pressure and large portion of them are already degraded due to unsustainable cuttings and aquaculture development. This panel will discuss options for policy and practice for improving sustainability and realizing the full mitigation and adaptation potential of coastal wetland ecosystems.

Organizers: CIFOR, Indonesia REDD+ Agency, CI, IUCN, UNEP, WI

Moderator: Daniel Murdiyarso