CIFOR at COP22

UN Climate Change Conference

7 – 18 November, Marrakesh
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 forestry reform and innovation from China and around the world. China’s forestry story can deliver a positive message on forestry reform for developing countries in the region. By providing a global platform for discussion, the session aims to allow world forestry experts to exchange ideas and further contribute to addressing climate change and improving human well-being.


Organizers:

China Green Carbon Foundation

Speaker:

Grace Wong
Presentation:
To be confirmed


Speaker's bio:
Grace Wong is Senior Scientist for the REDD+ Benefits Sharing Project. Prior to joining CIFOR, Grace worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Vientiane, Lao PDR, as a Senior Technical Advisor on the Poverty-Environment Initiative, and for Conservation International (CI) Washington, DC, as Senior Director of the Economics and Planning Program. Grace holds a PhD from the University of Florida. Her educational background and professional experience have largely converged on issues relating to economic trade-offs between conservation, local community needs and national development goals in tropical developing countries. Her work in Lao PDR included assessments of the impacts from investments on land use, environmental and social change; use of poverty-environment indicators in national statistics and district-level planning; and in leveraging economic incentives towards sustainable development objectives.

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