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Towards a consensus on carbon emissions from tropical deforestation

Parallel session 2: 16.00-17.30
Al-Areen Ballroom 1

Host/ Co-hosts
The Government of Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI)
Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA)

Convener 
Meridian Institute

Panelists in this Discussion Forum will discuss methodologies, data and technologies necessary to help other researchers and governments better understand emissions from deforestation, degradation and other land-use issues. The discussions will include policy context and REDD+ implications, rationale for and approach to collaboration, research findings, and the need for future research advancements in the field.

Moderator
Michael Lesnick, Co-founder and Senior Partner, Meridian Institute

Keynote speaker
Andreas Tveteraas, Senior Adviser, Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative

Panelists

  • Alessandro Baccini, Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Research Institute
  • Nancy Harris, Senior Carbon and Land Use Specialist, Ecosystem Services Unit, Winrock International
  • Doug Boucher, Director of Climate Research and Analysis, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Sandra Brown, Director and Chief Scientist, Ecosystem Services Unit, Winrock International

Rapporteur
Daniel Zarin, Director of Programs, Climate and Land Use Alliance

Key questions

  • What is the explanation for contrasting deforestation emissions and why is explaining the differences important?
  • How can understanding contrasting deforestation emissions inform data needs and scientific approaches to estimating emissions in the future?
  • What are the direct implications for REDD and REDD+?

Contacts
Michael Lesnick

Background reading

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