Third Policy Board Meeting of the UN-REDD Programme to take place in Washington, D.C. from 29-30 October 2009
With COP 15 around the corner, the UN-REDD Programme’s Policy Board meets to approve new country programmes, review progress and assess lessons learned
The UN-REDD Programme’s third Policy Board is scheduled to take place at a time where many climate change events are being organized all over the world, and a month before COP 15, the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
The objectives of the meeting are, amongst others, to assess the steps taken by the Programme in its first year of activities, and to draw conclusions from the experience and lessons emerging from its national programmes.
With much of the world’s attention focused on issues of climate change, the meeting will then take advantage of this unique opportunity to constructively contribute to the global debate on REDD by taking the key lessons and experience from the UN-REDD Programme pilot activities to the Copenhagen UN Climate Change Conference in December.
The Policy Board is the apex governance body of the UN-REDD Programme. It meets to provide overall leadership, strategic directions and financial allocations to ensure the overall success of the programme. The Policy Board is composed of representatives from the Programme’s nine pilot countries, donors to the Multi-Donor Trust Fund, civil society, indigenous peoples representatives from Asia, Africa and Latin America, and the three UN agencies as well as observers from the Global Environment Found, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and The World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.