The UNFCCC COP20 in Lima is the last major stop on the road to an expected global climate agreement in Paris in 2015. CIFOR scientists will participate in a number of side events during the two weeks of the COP, helping to inform the negotiations by bringing to bear research on such topics as REDD+ and land-use change; carbon sequestration in coastal ecosystems; and the effects of climate change on wildlife in the Amazon.
On Dec. 5, “REDD+ Emerging? What we Can Learn from Subnational Initiatives”, CIFOR’s official side event, looks at evidence from the ground to start to lay to rest the controversies over REDD+.
On Dec. 9, at the Indonesia Pavilion, panelists from CIFOR and UNEP will discuss carbon projects in coastal wetlands, and launch a new report, “Guiding Principles for Delivering Coastal Wetland Carbon Projects”
On Dec. 10, at the EU Pavilion, panelists from CIFOR and the European Forest Institute will share research on sharing the benefits – and burdens – of REDD+.