CIFOR at COP22

UN Climate Change Conference

7 – 18 November, Marrakesh

With climate deals signed, the world is now gearing up for action. The 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) aimed to take global action forward on achieving the priorities of the Paris Agreement, which came into effect just days before the event held from 7-18 November in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Forests and landscapes will play a key role in the new global climate and development agenda. The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) brought the latest scientific research, insights and experiences to discussions held alongside the negotiations. See below for details on CIFOR’s involvement.

What is essential for transparency under the Paris Agreement?

Sustainable land and forest management will play an important role in meeting the targets of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement – but how can this be monitored? In this discussion, CIFOR and partners explore the rules and responsibilities involved in ensuring transparency and accountability in this global process. Comparative case studies highlight the role of civil society and independent monitoring systems for transparency, as well as other measures for safeguards and equity.

Organized by

CIFOR


With financial support from

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)


We would like to thank all donors who supported this research through their contributions to the CGIAR Fund.



SESSIONS

Monday, 07 November 2016

16:10-17:30

Indonesia Pavilion, Bab Ighli

Putting people at the center of development: Climate-friendly, forest-based livelihoods

This session, hosted by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) at the Indonesia Pavilion, facilitated a discussion of APP’s community engagement approach,

Organizers: Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP)

Speakers :
Amy Duchelle

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

9:00-11:00

China Pavilion

Ecological management to promote human welfare

In this session, the China Green Carbon Foundation together with domestic and international partners will share stories and experiences of

Organizers: China Green Carbon Foundation

Speakers :
Grace Wong


10:30-14:45

Nordic Pavilion

Impacts of REDD+ on deforestation and livelihoods: Experiences from pilot projects in Brazil, DRC, Uganda and Tanzania

A six-year research project has followed the development and impact of six REDD+ pilot projects in four countries. Speakers will

Organizers: Nordic Council of Ministers

Speakers :
Anne Larson


14:30-16:00

Indonesia Pavilion

Social forestry sustains local actions to advance the Paris Agreement

This session aims to share experiences and suggestions, including from regional events, on how local policies, practices and actions using

Organizers: Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Speakers :
Social forestry and the Paris Agreement: Lessons for benefit sharing
Grace Wong
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18:30-20:00

EU Pavilion, Room Brussels

Measuring and monitoring performance, and managing risks in REDD+

Results-based finance is a cornerstone in the approach to REDD+ as outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement. However, results-based finance will need to consider not only payments for reduced carbon emissions, but also for performance associated with different phases of REDD+ implementation. In addition, how REDD+ benefits are distributed can affect equity and livelihoods outcomes that also directly impact on effectiveness in reducing deforestation and forest degradation.

Organizers: CIFOR, ZALF, University of Helsinki

Moderators: Arild Angelsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Speakers :
Performance in REDD+ policy making: A comparative analysis of 15 REDD+ countries
Maria Brockhaus (University of Helsinki)
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Using local-level data to monitor REDD+ social safeguards
Amy Duchelle (CIFOR)
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Managing risks and avoiding pitfalls to REDD+ policy design and benefit sharing
Lasse Loft (ZALF)
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Equity risks in a REDD+ results-based framework
Grace Wong (CIFOR)
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Thursday, 10 November 2016

18:30-20:00

Mediterranean Room

What is essential for transparency under the Paris Agreement?

Description: Sustainable land and forest management will play an important role in meeting the targets of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement – but how can this be monitored? In this discussion, CIFOR and partners explore the rules and responsibilities involved in ensuring transparency and accountability in this global process. Comparative case studies highlight the role of civil society and independent monitoring systems for transparency, as well as other measures for safeguards and equity.

Organizers: DLO and CIFOR

Moderators: Maria Brockhaus, University of Helsinki

Discussants:
Leticia Guimaraes, Brazilian Ministry of Environment
Samuel Mawutor, Civic Response Ghana

Speakers :
REDD+ reference level (FREL) submissions to UNFCCC: Are they biased upwards?
Arild Angelsen (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
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Enhancing transparency in the land use sector
Martin Herold (Wageningen University)
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Multilevel governance and the challenges of establishing MRV systems final
Anne Larson
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Transparency, Fight for the Freedom of Information to Improve Forest Governance Lesson Learnt from Indonesia
Muhamad Teguh Surya (Yayasan Madani Berkelanjutan)

Saturday, 12 November

11.00-13.30

Global Gender and Climate Alliance Innovation Forum, Universite Cadi Ayyad Faculte des Sciences Juridiques, Economiques et Sociales, Room B

Skill-sharing session on monitoring of gender-responsive climate policy

This interactive World Café session is structured around four aspects of gender-responsive climate policy and action: 1) advocacy; 2) design;

Organizers: CIFOR and partners (ODI, UN Women, WEDO, IUCN)

Speakers :
Gender-responsive climate policy and action: what is it and how do we make it happen?
Markus Ihalainen
Gender-responsive climate policy and action: what is it and how do we make it happen?
Anne Larson

Monday, 14 November 2016

13:00-14:30

COP Green Zone

Gender equality in climate policy: Translating global commitments to national policy

This panel discussion will reflect on the likely extension of the Lima Work Programme on Gender, a possible Gender Action

Organizers: CIFOR and partners (ODI, UN Women, WEDO, IUCN)

Moderators: Shelley Thakral

Speakers :
Houria Djoudi

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

16:10- 17:30

Indonesian Pavilion

Indonesian Blue Carbon Dialogue

The Indonesian archipelago, part of what is known as the ‘Maritime Continent’, encompasses a complex system of islands, narrow peninsulas and complicated coastal geometries. Indonesia is made up of more than 17,000 islands, with more than 95,000 km of coastline supporting biologically diverse marine and aquatic ecosystems. More than half of Indonesia’s population of 250 million lives in coastal zones.

Organizers: CIFOR, Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

Moderators: Daniel Murdiyarso


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

09:00-10:30

Global Landscapes Forum, Agdal Room

Policy learning from REDD+ for zero deforestation and restoration initiatives

In this session, national government representatives will present progress on their national REDD+ strategies and investment plans, showcasing how that experience can assist in other forest-related processes and investments. Emphasis will be placed on moving forward at a faster pace and avoiding pitfalls and earlier errors.

Organizers: CIFOR, UN-REDD Programme



11:00-12:30

Global Landscapes Forum, Marrakesh Room

Where the rubber hits the road for achieving climate goals: Non-state actors and subnational governments in sustainable landscapes

This discussion forum will address, based on CIFOR research in interaction with partners, the challenges and opportunities presented by the full participation of non-state (e.g. private sector) and subnational government actors in efforts to address climate change on the ground. The presentations are based on comparative research on multilevel challenges conducted in 54 sites of land use change in 11 subnational landscapes in five countries (Peru, Indonesia, Mexico, Vietnam and Tanzania)

Organizers: CIFOR

Speakers :
Christopher Martius
Anne Larson
Steve Lawry
Pham Thu Thuy


16:00-17:30

Global Landscapes Forum, Ourika Room

How to walk the talk: Promoting gender equality in national climate policy and action

SDG 5 ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’, together with a number of gender-related decisions made by the COP to the UNFCCC in the recent past, serve as a clear global mandate for addressing gender equality in climate policy at all levels. However, reports from a wide range of organizations such as UN Women, UN DESA and UNFCCC, IUCN and CCAFS demonstrate that these global mandates are rarely translated into national climate change policies.

Organizers: CIFOR and partners (ODI, UN Women, WEDO, IUCN, REFACOF)

Moderators: Shelley Thakral

Speakers :
Markus Ihalainen
Houria Djoudi


11:00-12:30

Global Landscapes Forum, Agdal Room

Tomorrow’s technology for today’s land use challenges

Description: With the Paris Agreement signed, it is now time for countries to develop aggressive strategies for implementing their national

Organizers: CIFOR, World Resoures Institute

Speakers :
David Gaveau


13:00-13:30

Global Landscapes Forum

Round 1 Launchpads

Description: Online cartographic tool distinguishes companies (oil palm and pulpwood) who practiced deforestation from those who avoided it over the

Organizers: CIFOR

Speakers :
David Gaveau

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