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.
This session focuses on the issues of measuring REDD+ performance, and how risks related to effective, efficient and equitable implementation of REDD+ can be monitored and safeguarded, and managed as part of a reflexive policy process. All the talks present comparative assessments across countries of the opportunities and challenges in implementing and measuring REDD+ at national, subnational and local levels. Speakers will address a set of common questions to derive lessons for different socio-political contexts.
With financial support from:
EU, NORAD, DFID UKAid, SDC
Organizers:CIFOR, ZALF, University of Helsinki
Moderators:Arild Angelsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
"Performance in REDD+ policy making: A comparative analysis of 15 REDD+ countries"
Maria Brockhaus is a Professor in the Department of Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki. She was previously a senior scientist with CIFOR's Forests and Governance programme. Her background is in agricultural economy and forest policy. In her research at CIFOR, she focused mainly on policy and institutional change and policy and social network analysis. Since 2009 she led research on national REDD+ strategies and policies in CIFOR's global comparative study (GCS-REDD+).
"Using local-level data to monitor REDD+ social safeguards"
Amy Duchelle is a Scientist in the Livelihoods Team at CIFOR, based at the Brazil office. She trained as a biologist and tropical forester. She was a PEN partner during her PhD research on management of Brazil nuts by communities in the tri-national frontier region of Peru, Brazil and Bolivia in Western Amazonia and later worked as a consultant to explore stakeholder perceptions of multiple use of Brazil nuts and timber in the same region. Before joining CIFOR, she worked as Post Doctoral Associate for the University of Florida’s Amazon Conservation Leadership Initiative based at the Brazilian Federal University of Acre. She also worked as Environmental Auditor for SmartWood. Her key areas of expertise are community forest management, livelihoods, land use, land cover change, multiple use forestry and climate change mitigation through REDD+.
"Managing risks and avoiding pitfalls to REDD+ policy design and benefit sharing"
"Equity risks in a REDD+ results-based framework"
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.