Forest Carbon & REDD Architecture

May 2, 2010
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The Copenhagen Accord has drawn fire because it’s not a legally-binding climate agreement on targets and funding mechanisms, but progress has been made on many sticky issues beyond the accord.  The main negotiating body charged with drafting a text for dealing with mechanisms for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) as well as for promoting forest conservation, enhancement of forest carbon stocks, and sustainable forest management (REDD-plus) released a four-page draft that reveals widespread agreement on many once-contentious issues. Moreover, Norway, Japan, the United States, Britain, France, and Australia together pledged $3.5 billion in short-term financing for getting REDD-plus off the ground.

This panel focuses on Post Copenhagen as a period of “interim financing” and the challenges of ensuring that investments flow efficiently to produce mechanisms for carbon emissions reductions, accountability, and equitable benefits distributions.

Speakers

  • UN REDD Program
    Tim Boyle, Asia Regional Coordinator, UNREDD
  • Comparative Analysis: Policy and Implementation, Approaches across Southeast Asia Region
    Kurt McLeod, Vice President, Asia and Eurasia, PACT
  • Experiences from Aceh Province, Indonesia
    Mr. Yakob Ishdamy, Head of Aceh Green Secretariat, Aceh Province, Indonesia (tbc)
  • PNG Forest Authority Perspective
    Goodwill Amos, Forest Authority, Papua New Guinea
  • Designing National REDD Programs from the Bottom-Up
    Eveline Trines, Silvestrum

Resources

UN REDD Program

Tim Boyle, Asia Regional Coordinator, UNREDD

Tim Boyle gives a brief overview of the purpose and history of the UN REDD program in Asia specific regions and explains the importance of the various partnerships the UN REDD program has. He describes lessons learned from UN REDD programs and provides six different components of REDD readiness, which include stakeholder participation and capacity for national monitoring and reporting. Tim ends his presentation by explaining the importance of the experiences in Vietnam in relation to REDD. You can find out more about UN REDD on their website here .

Click here for video of Tim Boyle’s Presentation

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Voices from the Markets: Panel Discussion

This is the panel discussion, chaired by Michael Jenkins, that followed Walter and David’s presentations. The first video is the introduction to the Q&A and the second is the Q&A itself.

Click here for Part One of the Panel Discussion

Click here for Part Two of the Panel Discussion

Comparative Analysis: Policy and Implementation, Approaches Across Southeast Asia Region

Kurt McLeod, Vice President, Asia and Eurasia, PACT

Kurt McLeod stresses the importance of peat landscapes in terms of REDD and Indonesia. By explaining the amount of carbon storage peat can potentially have, he describes how conserving and protecting peat land is an essential REDD project. Kurt goes on to make direct linkages between poverty, climate change, REDD and carbon while underscoring the importance of maintaining natural resources, and by extension, sustaining the livelihoods of millions.

Click here for video of Kurt McLeod’s Presentation

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Experiences from Aceh Province, Indonesia

Mr. Yakob Ishdamy, Head of Aceh Green Secretariat, Aceh Province, Indonesia (tbc)

Mr. Yakob Ishdamy explains different resources and efforts in REDD implementation by breaking it down into three different areas: the government of Aceh, non-government institutions, and the private sector. He goes on to explain the REDD strategy at the national, provincial, and district levels and explains the importance of integrating REDD within Green Development.

Click here for video of Yakob Ishdamy’s Presentation

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PNG Forest Authority Perspective

Goodwill Amos, Forest Authority, Papua New Guinea presents the work of his organization and its perspective on REDD

Goodwill Amos discusses Papua New Guinea’s plan to implement a climate compatible development strategy and explains their need to develop a measurement, reporting, and verification system and fund distribution mechanism. He goes on to explain Papua New Guinea’s REDD+ strategy and initiatives and gives a detailed breakdown of PNG’s forest resource base. After discussing four approaches taken by PNGFA to address REDD+, Goodwill concludes by presenting numerous ways to implement REDD+ in PNG.

Click here for video of Goodwill Amos’ Presentation

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Designing National REDD Programs from the Bottom-Up

Eveline Trines, Silvestrum

Eveline Trines outlines the different drivers of deforestation and fores degradation, explaining that since different stakeholders are involved, they need to be dealt with differently and use different measures. She goes on to present different causes of community driven degradation and explains the importance of using the household as a starting point for the PES system. Eveline presents different conditions for a successful PES system, which includes the willingness and ability to empower communities and giving them entitlements to govern forest areas.

Click here for video of Eveline Trines’ Presentation

PDF Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation

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