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REDD+, biodiversity and people: Opportunities and risks

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Afternoon session: 13.30-14.30
Al-Areen Ballroom (1,2 & 3)

Host
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

The Global Forest Expert Panel on Biodiversity, Forest Management and REDD+ will launch its report "Understanding Relationships between Biodiversity, Carbon, Forests and People: The Key to Achieving REDD+ Objectives" and the related policy brief. The keynote speaker will present the key findings of this comprehensive interdisciplinary scientific assessment about the linkages between biodiversity, carbon and forest management in the context of REDD+. Consequently, the panelists – lead authors of the study as well as representatives of REDD+ countries and donors – will discuss the key messages of the study. The Global Forest Expert Panels are an initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, which is led by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations.

Moderator
Niels Elers Koch, President, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

Keynote speaker
John A. Parrotta, US Forest Service, Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP), Chair

Panelists

  • Robert Nasi, Director, CGIAR Consortium Research Programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry: Livelihoods, Landscapes and Governance, Center for International Forest Research (CIFOR)
  • Valerie Kapos, Tropical Forest Ecologist, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • Horst Freiberg, Head of Division, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Tasso Azevedo, Forest and Climate Change Consultant/ Former Director General of the Brazilian Forest Service

Rapporteur
Christoph Wildburger, Coordinator, Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP)

Key questions

  • Impacts of forest and land management on biodiversity and carbon
  • Social and economic considerations relevant to REDD+
  • Governance options for REDD+, forest management and biodiversity

Contacts
Christoph Wildburger
Renate Prüller

Background reading

  • Understanding Relationships between Biodiversity, Carbon, Forests and People: The Key to Achieving REDD+ Objectives. A Global Assessment Report. Prepared by the Global Forest Expert Panel on Biodiversity, Forest Management and REDD+, published as IUFRO World Series Volume 31. The report will be launched in the session.
  • REDD+, Biodiversity and People: Opportunities and Risks. Policy Brief based on the assessment report indicated above, will be presented in the session.

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