The goal of the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum is to celebrate results and identify remaining challenges ten years after reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+) was included in the climate change negotiations, and to advance strategies for mobilizing forests to help achieve the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition to two plenary sessions, there will be four rounds of four parallel sessions covering the role of forests in meeting Paris Agreement goals; progress toward meeting no-deforestation commodity supply chain commitments; reducing illegal logging, corruption, and other forest-related crimes; and recognizing indigenous rights and reducing violence against environmental defenders.
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) researchers Amy Duchelle and Daniel Murdiyarso will take part as speakers at the following parallel sessions:
– Subnational jurisdictions: The most promising scale for success? (3A)
– High carbon stock ecosystems: Incorporating mangroves and peatlands into REDD+ strategies (3B)