How is REDD+ unfolding on the ground? An exploration of the social, political, and biophysical issues

30 Nov 2011,

This event discussed early insights on the capability of REDD+ projects to deliver on their goal of sequestering forest carbon while providing a range of co-benefits. The information presented drew mainly on findings of CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+. Presentations were given on:

  • the status and challenges of REDD+ projects on the ground;
  • challenges encountered in establishing REDD+ in Africa;
  • the policy and economic context in which REDD+ projects is unfolding; and
  • the status of monitoring, reporting and verification in setting up REDD+.

Frances Seymour, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia


  • Erin Sills, Associate Professor, Department of Forestry and Environment Resources, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Charles Meshak, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Conservation Group, Tanzania
  • Maria Brockhaus, Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia
  • Manuel Estrada, Independent Consultant, Spain

View the panellists’ presentations.