- Oslo REED Exchange is an arena to gather REDD+ stakeholders to exchange experiences and ideas about forest conservation, hosted by The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).
- The goal of the forum is to celebrate results and identify remaining challenges 10 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 us achieve the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
- The first morning of the conference continues two high-level plenary sessions that will include presentations on the latest science about the importance of forests to climate and development goals and a panel discussion on the state of play on progress toward targets to end deforestation.
- Four rounds of four parallel sessions follow in the afternoon of the first day and the morning of the second day, with interwoven “streams” of discussion loosely organized around the conference themes of
- 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
- Recognizing indigenous rights and reducing violence against environmental defenders.
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