CIFOR at Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

Growing Our Future!

22 – 26 Feb 2016, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines.
Wednesday | 09.00 - 10.30 | Widus Hotel

REDD+: What do we know and what comes next? Relevant insights from CIFOR Global Comparative Study (GCS) REDD+ research for the tropical forests of the Asia-Pacific region

With the Paris COP21 climate decisions concluded, many decision makers ask: “what does it mean for us now? How do we move forward?” This event will try to answer these questions by highlighting key research and findings from CIFORs Global Comparative study (GCS) on REDD+ and also hearing insights from Fiji REDD+ unit. The focus will be on lessons learnt for improving the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of REDD+ benefit sharing outcomes in the Asia-Pacific region.

The objectives of the session are:

  • Inform participants with up to date and relevant findings from CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+ particularly on benefit sharing and participation within REDD+ policies and initiatives, outlining methods for evaluation. Focus will be on findings from the Asia-Pacific region,
  • External experts will provide practical insights from REDD+ implementation.
  • Facilitate feedback and discussions on future research directions on REDD+ following the Paris global climate agreement- How will countries move forward to implementing their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs)? Where do forests fit within these plans, and what are the opportunities and challenges for national REDD+ implementation?



Daniel Murdiyarso, Principal Scientist, CIFOR


- Eliki Senivasa, Acting Conservator of Forests, Forestry Department, Ministry of Fisheries and Forests, Fiji
- Cecilia Luttrell, Senior Associate, CIFOR
- Efrian Muharrom, senior Research Officer, CIFOR
- Mella Komalasari, Research Officer, CIFOR