The “For Earth’s Sake: REDD+ and local livelihoods” media workshop in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, is postponed until further notice.
The decision is made due to health and safety reason as the field trip site is among the affected areas of forest and peat fires in Central Kalimantan.
Workshop participants are required to attend a webinar that will provide scientific background prior to the workshop and field visit.
If forests and peatlands disappeared, will humanity survive?
Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 14.00-15.30 GMT+7
Visit webinar page to see more details.
CIFOR and UN-REDD Programme will cover all accommodation and associated travel costs (plane tickets, local transport, meals during trip).
All journalists will be responsible for arranging their own visa. However, we will provide all necessary documentation.Activities
Participants will visit a leading public-private ecosystem restoration initiative on a peat swamp forest, with more than 150,000 hectares reserved area between Katingan and Mentaya River in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, operated under Katingan-Mentaya Project. It is currently the largest project in the world in terms of emissions reductions per annum issued, with more than 20 million credits already issued since its creation 12 years ago. Home to over 144 tree species and endangered faunal species, such as orangutans and proboscis monkeys, Katingan forests are vital to health and well-being of the surrounding communities.
Journalists will have the opportunity to engage with local community members to delve deeper into restoration and protection activities that encourage a sustainable local economy (i.e. coconut sugar production). In addition, journalists will have access to leading experts on REDD+ who will join the field trip, including scientists from CIFOR and technical UN staff from the UN-REDD Programme.