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State of Emerging Environmental Markets: Richard Caines, International Finance Corporation (IFC) on the IFC’s role in REDD and forestry

June 23, 2010
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Richard Caines from the International Finance Corporation takes the Katoomba meeting through a whistle stop tour of the the IFC’s role in REDD and forestry.
Richard Caines, International Finance Corporation (IFC) on the IFC’s role in REDD and forestry from Katoomba Group on Vimeo.

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Keynote Introduction: Nguyen Khac Hieu on Climate and Landuse looking forward

June 23, 2010
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This mornings introduction was on Climate and Landuse in Vietnam looking forward.  It was delivered by Nguyen Khac Hieu, Vice Director General, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Government of Vietnam.  Amongst other topics his talk looked at the Vietnamese national programs on climate change.

Apologies if it’s a problem to view.  The length of the presentation necessitated using Vimeo which can be problematic when downloading in areas with slow Internet connections.
Keynote Introduction: Nguyen Khac Hieu on Climate and Landuse looking forward from Katoomba Group on Vimeo.

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Opening: US Deputy Mission Chief Virginia Palmer – opening address

June 23, 2010
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In her contribution to the opening address US Deputy Mission Chief Virginia Palmer takes us through the oft-forgotten benefits of Ecosystem Services.  She goes on to outline some of these benefits and explains the challenge of ensuring PES is successful as a new field.

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Opening: Norwegian Ambassador Ståle Torstein Risa – opening address

June 23, 2010
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As part of the opening address the Norwegian Ambassador, Ståle Torstein Risa, calls for strengthened combined efforts between COP15 and COP16 to advance climate change reduction and not to lose momentum.  He commends the Vietnamese government on their efforts int he field of PES and proposes the establishment of a transparent, equitable and fair efforts to etablish PES systems globally.

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Opening: Forest Trends President Michael Jenkins heralds Vietnam as PES leader

June 23, 2010
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Forest Trends President Michael Jenkins closed the opening session with a call for stronger representation in the development of REDD from local communities.  In his speech he acknowledges Vietnam as being a regional and global leader in the development of legislation.

Michael goes on to outline the purpose of this Katoomba meeting: to share information and experience and to provide a promotional platform for the range of pilot and demonstration projects underway in the region.

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Opening: Deputy PM of Vietnam opens Katoomba XVII

June 23, 2010
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Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan makes the welcome address to open Katoomba XVII.  In his speech the Deputy PM outlines the current legislative state of play and explains current moves to put a national policy framework in place.

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Video Panel: the UN REDD team

June 22, 2010
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Apologies for the high level of background noise.  We couldn’t resist shooting the interview on the 20th floor of the Sofitel in Hanoi…  The views, as you will see, are fantastic (and it’s open access so if you are attending Katoomba go grab a drink there!).

Here the UN REDD team, Elspeth, Nina and Tim, outline the UN REDD programme – in particular it’s work to develop a framework for the implementation of FPIC, Free, Prior and Informed Consent into REDD.

The three day workshop was challenging at times but ultimately rewarding in that progress was made in the development of guidelines for the FPIC within REDD.

Check out the video below (again – apologies for the background noise, think of it as original Hanoi ambiance) or click through to the UN REDD website to find out more.

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Video Blog: Josh Kempinski, FFI’s REDD coordinator based in Hanoi

June 21, 2010
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With more Katoomba staff arriving in Hanoi for the seventeenth Katoomba conference we are now able to move from Skype interviews to face to face video interviews.  First up is Josh Kempinski from Fauna and Flora International.

here we get ten minutes with Josh to discuss the work of FFI in the fields of PES and REDD, specifically in Vietnam.  We also briefly cover their ground breaking work in Aceh, Indonesia, and talk a little about what Josh and FFI hope to get out of Katoomba which is, quite literally, on their doorstep. Their office is just across the road from the conference venue!

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Skype Interview Series: Michael Jenkins from Forest Trends on the big challenge for SE Asia

June 18, 2010
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In this Skype Interview Michael Jenkins, founder and CEO of Forest Trends, explains why he feels water is the BIG issue for the region.

It’s just a few days to go until Katoomba in Hanoi kicks off.  Make sure you check on in the website regularly for video feeds from the event.  In particular, if water is an area that interests you, then keep an eye out for the Payments for Watershed Ecosystem Services session in the morning of the 24th and the Coastal and Marine Markets session later the same day.

Michael Jenkins from Forest Trends on the big PES challenge for SE Asia For Internet from Katoomba Group on Vimeo.

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Skype Interview: Adam Gibbon from Rainforest Alliance

June 18, 2010
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Adam Gibbon from Rainforest Alliance will be moderating the session on forest carbon project validation or verification.  Here Adam provides a brief overview of RA’s work that is relevant to the topic and outlines what they hope to accomplish during the event.
Adam Gibbon from Rainforest Alliance on Validation and Verification Session at Katoomba from Katoomba Group on Vimeo.

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