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UN-REDD at COP16 and Forest Day 4

The UN-REDD Programme is set to host and participate in a number of events during COP16 and Forest Day 4 in Cancun, Mexico, and will launch its new publication "Perspectives on REDD+", all with the aim of strengthening support and advancing REDD+ readiness and implementation efforts.

Join us at all of the following UN-REDD Programme events at COP16 and Forest Day 4!

Delivering as One: Partnerships for REDD+ (CEB side event)
Date: Thursday, 2 December 2010
Time: 13:20 – 14:35
Location: Room Mamey at the Cancunmesse, Cancun

In this session, high-level representatives from REDD+ countries, the World Bank and the UN agencies will come together to take stock of the multifaceted partnerships that have emerged to support REDD+ efforts at the national, regional and international levels. By focusing on these various channels of collaboration (ie/ within the UN system; between the UN and World Bank; between the UN, Indigenous Peoples and civil society organizations) presentations and discussions will highlight the meaningful partnership inroads being made to advance REDD+ efforts and what countries can learn from each other. For more information on this side event, email un-redd@un-redd.org.

"Perspectives on REDD+" Publication Launch
To further inform the discussions on how REDD+ work is advancing and the early lessons and challenges that are beginning to emerge, the UN-Programme will launch its new publication "Perspectives on REDD+" at the CEB joint side event on 2 December in Cancun (available in English, French and Spanish).

In Perspectives on REDD+, the UN-REDD Programme explores some of the most difficult questions facing REDD+ efforts in three articles that look at the challenges around the application of FPIC in stakeholder engagement for REDD+; the multiple ecosystem-based benefits of REDD+ beyond carbon; and MRV and monitoring for REDD+. Outside of the CEB joint side event on 2 December, the publication will also be available in Cancun on USB keys at Forest Day 4, at FAO, UNDP and UNEP booths at COP16, as well as on the UN-REDD Programme website.

REDD+ Hour: REDD+ and Biodiversity
Date: Tuesday, 30 November, 2010
Time: 15:30 – 17:30
Location: EU Pavilion at the Cancunmesse, Cancun

This session will explore the latest developments with regards to REDD+ and biodiversity. Specific topics will include safeguards for biodiversity, tools for incorporating biodiversity conservation into REDD+, and monitoring of biodiversity as part of REDD+. Key developments from the COP10 CBD negotiations will be covered in a presentation by Tim Christophersen, Forest Programme Officer, CBD Secretariat. Barney Dickson, Head of Climate Change and Biodiversity, UNEP-WCMC will discuss the latest tools that have been developed for mapping and monitoring biodiversity in REDD+ pilot countries. Country representatives will provide the perspective of implementing REDD+ at the national level and the implications for biodiversity. Tim Kasten, Deputy Director of the Division for Environmental Policy, UNEP will moderate the event which will have ample time for questions, answers and discussions following the panelists’ presentations.

REDD+ Hour: Open Discussion sessions
Date: Wednesday, 1 December, 2010; Friday, 3 December, 2010; Monday, 6 December, 2010
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Location: Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion, Cancunmesse, Cancun

The REDD+ Open Discussion sessions will provide negotiators and others interested in REDD+ with an informal opportunity to discuss with REDD+ technical experts and practitioners, the latest developments on the ground and lessons learned from current experiences on REDD+. There will be three such sessions lasting one hour each, during which two to three REDD+ experts will be available in the meeting room to answer any questions or discuss any key issues raised by interested parties. There would not be any presentations or panel as it would be a more informal opportunity for discussion and specific questions and answers from negotiators about what they wish to discuss.

Forest Day 4
Date: Sunday, 5 December 2010
Time: 9 am-7 pm
Location: Cancun Centre, Cancun

Forest Day is one of the world's leading global events for those interested in forests and climate change to come together with others and exchange their views. Last year, nearly 1,500 people attended Forest Day 3 in Copenhagen, including world leaders, three Nobel Prize winners, top scientists, donors, global and regional media, policymakers, leaders of Indigenous communities, and notably 250 climate negotiators. This year, organizers are anticipating about 2,000 participants.

At Forest Day 4, the UN-REDD Programme's convening agencies (FAO, UNDP and UNEP) will lead various learning events, all targeted at exploring various REDD+ issues (see below for details). You can also find out about the latest UN-REDD Programme activities and updates at the UN-REDD Programme booth, which will be set up all day long at Forest Day 4.

REDD+ and UN-REDD at Forest Day 4



UN-REDD Presenters

10.45 - 12.30

Sub plenary: Is REDD+ an appropriate financing instrument to meet both climate change and development objectives?

Yemi Katerere (Head, UN-REDD Programme Secretariat)

14.30 - 16.00

Learning Event: Delivering the emission reductions in REDD+: Challenges for MRV

Peter Holmgren (FAO)

14.30 - 16.00

Learning Event: Optimizing multiple benefits of sustainable forest management and REDD+

Ravi Prabhu (UNEP)

14.30 - 16.00

Learning Event: Moving forward on the governance reform agenda: Illegal logging, corruption, and climate change

Eva Muller (FAO)

16:15 - 17:45

Learning Event: REDD+ and Agricultural Drivers of Deforestation

Ravi Prabhu (UNEP)

16.15 - 17.45

Learning Event: REDD+ and Forest Finance:  A 360 degree view on Forest Finance

Pavan Sukhdev (TEEB – UNEP)

In this issue


UN-REDD at COP16 and Forest Day 4

US$15.2 Million Approved for 5 Countries at the UN-REDD Policy Board Meeting

UN-REDD Hosts First REDD+ Regional Information Exchange

Monitoring Governance for REDD+

REDD+ Partnership Launches its Voluntary REDD+ Database

Joint Workshop on Opportunity Cost of REDD+ in Tanzania
Features & Commentary

UN-REDD Mission to Nigeria By: Salisu Dahiru
Reports & Analysis

REDD+ Hours in Nagoya: Fostering Dialogue Among the Rio Conventions

Conclusions for REDD+ at CBD COP10

REDD+ Issues Explored at Anti-Corruption Workshop in Thailand

UNEP Launches New publication "Pathways for Implementing REDD+"
Looking ahead

REDD+ Partnership workshops
26 - 30 November 2010, Cancun, Mexico
Check out the REDD+ Partnership website for more information

29 November - 10 December 2010, Cancun, Mexico

REDD+ Hour at COP16: "REDD+ and Biodiversity"
15:30-17:00, 30 November 2010, Cancunmesse, EU Pavilion, Cancun, Mexico

REDD+ Hour "Open Discussion" sessions at COP16
12:30-13:30, 1, 3 & 6 December 2010, Cancunmesse Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion, Cancun

UN-REDD CEB Joint Side Event at COP16: "Delivering as One: Achievements and lessons learned from REDD+ readiness activities"
13:20-14:40, 2 December 2010, Mamey Room, Cancunmesse, Cancun, Mexico

Forest Day 4
5 December 2010, Cancun Centre, Cancun, Mexico

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