Forest Carbon & REDD Architecture

Forest Carbon and REDD Architecture: Kurt McLeod on policy and implementation approaches across Southeast Asia

June 24, 2010
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Kurt McLeod, Vice President for PACT for Asia and Eurasia, presents a comparative analysis of policy and implementation approaches across Southeast Asia

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Forest Carbon and REDD Architecture: Yakob Ishdamy on the Experience of Aceh Province, Indonesia

June 24, 2010
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Here, Yakob Ishdamy the head of Aceh’s Green Secretariat, presentes on the Experiences of REDD, PES and Biodiversity Conservation in Aceh Province, Indonesia.

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Forest Carbon & REDD Architecture: Eveline Trines on Bottom Up REDD Design

June 23, 2010
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Eveline Trines, from Silvestrum, takes us through her work in designing national REDD programs from the bottom up.

Apologies for the initial blank screen.  The video is fine after the first second or two.

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Forest Carbon and REDD Architecture: Tim Boyle presents the UN REDD Program

June 23, 2010
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Tim Boyle is one of three UN coordinators for the UN REDD Asia Pacific Region. Tim is based in Thailand and is engaged across a number of countries across the region supporting the development of REDD.

You can find out more about UN REDD on their website here.

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Video: Forest Carbon & REDD Architecture

April 2, 2010
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Video: Forest Carbon & REDD Architecture.

This section will shortly contain video resources on the session on Forest Carbon & REDD Architecture at Katoomba 17, focused on Payments for Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia.

If you would like to contribute to this resource please contact ben(dot)metz(at)katoombagroup(dot)org.

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Panel Resources: Forest Carbon & REDD Architecture

May 2, 2009
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Forestry projects jump-started the global carbon offset market in the early 1990s, when environmental non-profits and industrial companies initiated partnerships to conserve and plant forests with the aim of balancing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by capturing carbon in trees. Although forestry transactions were the first-ever carbon offsets, they were soon sidelined in emerging global GHG regulations and a narrow band of forestry offsets were recognized under the Kyoto Protocol.

This left the voluntary markets to pick up the slack. Some buyers have been drawn to this tangible, land-based offset category and others have veered away from the complexities and risks of forest carbon offset projects. Over time, however, the role of forests in mitigating climate change has increasingly gained credence – thanks largely to the resolution of scientific disputes over how to measure and monitor the amount of carbon captured in trees, as well asgrowing political consensus on the need to reduce emissions as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

This acceptance has begun to impact global climate policy. In 2007, at international climate change negotiations, the Bali Action Plan laid out a strategy for developing consensus on how to recognize reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD). In 2009, the Copenhagen Accord explicitly stated the need to develop mechanisms that would reward sustainable land-use practices that capture carbon in trees. Around the same time, landbased carbon offsets were explicitly included in the text of proposed US climate bills. These regulatory developments have the potential to stimulate tremendous demand for land-based carbon credits.

Currently, the forest carbon market is diverse on both the supply and demand fronts. Many offsets have been developed and purchased
purely for the sake of philanthropy, while others have been created as commodity products to be sold as units of trade on global regulated and voluntary markets. In this context suppliers employ significantly varying project designs, methodologies and implementation strategies to create credits.

To read the full State of the Forest Carbon Market report, click here

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