GLF 2013 – Discussion Forum: REDD+ performance in the landscape
REDD+ addresses drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in the landscape — within and beyond the forestry sector. Countries go through different stages in designing and implementing REDD+. After a readiness and policy phase, countries are expected to move towards a stage in which results-based payments should occur. Independent of the REDD+ mechanism that may be implemented in a post-2020 regime, policy measures and incentives will be linked with performance, i.e. reducing emissions from avoided deforestation and forest degradation.
A landscape perspective can be useful to capture cross-sectoral drivers of degradation and deforestation, including strategic planning across government sectors and jurisdictions in a more holistic manner. A landscape approach that corresponds to key institutional or ecological features may enable harmonization of policy measures across scales and sectors whilst strengthening decentralized government structures. Embedded in these, a well-functioning measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system creates the foundation for payments and rewards.
Arild Angelsen, Professor of Economics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
Daniel Murdiyarso, Principal scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Martin Herold, Professor for Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen University (the Netherlands)
Maria Fernanda Gebara, Researcher and professor at the Center for Law and the Environment, the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and consultant to the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Naya Sharma Paudel, Environmental and Governance Specialist, ForestAction, Nepal
Location: University of Warsaw, Poland
Date: 17 November 2013
Key terms: Global Landscapes Forum, COP19, CIFOR, UN, climate change
Global Landscapes Forum, 16-17 November 2013, Warsaw. #GLFCOP19
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