CIFOR at Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

Growing Our Future!

22 – 26 Feb 2016, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines.
Tuesday | 13.30 - 15.00 | Widus Hotel

Opening Plenary

The ‘Tackling Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges’ Opening Plenary for will explore how the new climate agenda adopted in Paris is relevant to forest management in the Asia-Pacific region, and how forest management in the region can in turn support the new agenda, for the benefit of forests and people in the region and globally.

The plenary will involve a high-level moderated panel discussion involving representatives from the government, civil society and finance sectors. The panel session will followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

The panel will address the following issues:

  • What are the implications of the Paris climate agreement for regional and national strategies?
  • How will countries in the region implement the provisions of the climate agreement and link these efforts to broader sustainable development goals at the national level?
  • How can civil society support governments to ensure national action plans are inclusive, participatory and equitable
  • What financial commitments are needed to support countries’ national action plans? From who and where will these commitments come?


- Christopher Martius, Principal Scientist, CIFOR
- Nur Masripatin, Director General, Climate Change Management, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
- Tony La Vina, Dean, Ateneo School of Government
- Nguyen Van Ha, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development
- Christine Fung, GIZ/SPC
- Joan Carling, Secretary General, Asia Indigenous People’s Pact
- Juan Chang, Senior Forestry and Land Use Specialist, Green Climate Fund