REDD and Combating Illegal Logging

27 - 29 May 2009,

The 8th Meeting of the Asia Forest Partnership and AFP Dialogue
Hotel Melia Bali, Indonesia, 27-29 May 2009

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Projects to test new mechanisms for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) are cropping up worldwide. But in many countries that are planning to implement such mechanisms and cannot control illegal logging, REDD plans in practice could falter.

The Asia Forest Partnership (AFP) Dialogue in an open forum. It will examine links between mechanisms to compensate countries for reducing deforestation and forest degradation, and efforts to combat illegal logging and the associated timber trade.

The two-day event will provide an opportunity for the many stakeholders in tropical forests to share information, to establish partnerships and to propose recommendations to policy makers.


27 May:

  • Steering Committee Meeting
  • AFP Partners Forum

28-29 May: AFP Dialogue

  • Statement by AFP Partners representatives: Kunio Shimizu, Japan
  • Welcome speech by M.S. Kaban, Indonesia’s Minister of Forestry
  • Opening plenary: REDD and Combating Illegal Logging
  • Subplenaries
  1. Actions to tackle illegal logging and associated trade: Implications for REDD
  2. REDD and forest governance: Exploiting the synergies
  • Parallel working groups
  1. Governance and regional initiatives
  2. REDD, illegal logging and forest-dependent communities
  3. Economic and international implications

The outcomes of the dialogue will be shared with international processes related to REDD, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the UN Forum on Forests.

Hosted by the Government of Indonesia in collaboration with CIFOR, with financial contributions from the governments of Japan and Switzerland and GTZ, USAID RAFT-TNC Program, WRI, IGES, DFID

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