The Nordic countries have a joint pavilion at the UN Climate negotiations in Marrakech, November 7-18, 2016, under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic pavilion at COP22 will highlight New Nordic Climate Solutions through a series of events and activities focusing on a greener future.
This side-event presents experiences from a set of REDD+ pilots regarding: The strategies that have been used to introduce REDD+ on the ground; how people in the involved communities evaluate REDD+ and the process of introducing it; what the costs of establishing REDD+ have been; whether it is a pro-poor strategy and whether it reduces deforestation. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.
Brochure: REDD+ Piloting Processes and Impacts
10.30 – 10.35 Opening by Marte Sendstad Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment/Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative
10.35 – 10.50 REDD+ is more than ‘just’ stop cutting trees – overview of the pilots and strategies. By Prof. Arild Vatn (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
10.50 – 11.05 The challenge of participation: The process of establishing REDD+ in Tanzania pilots. By Prof. George Kajembe (Sokoine University of Agriculture)
11.05 – 11.20 Is REDD+ empowering communities – the case of a Uganda pilot. Prof. Gorettie Nabanoga (Makerere University)
11.20 – 11.35 The challenges of legal pluralism and weak political institutions – experiences from DRC. By PhD student Raymond Samndong (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
11.35 – 11.50 The costs of establishing REDD+. By Prof. Arild Vatn (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
11.50 – 12.00 Question session
12.00 – 13.15 Lunch break
13.15 – 13.35 Does REDD+ reduce deforestation and carbon emissions? Results from REDD+ pilots in Brazil and Tanzania. By Dr. Geofrey Soka (Sokoine University of Agriculture)
13.35 – 13.55 Is REDD+ pro-poor? Experiences from Brazil and Tanzania. By PhD student Maria Nantongo (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
13.55 – 14.00 Lessons learned. By Prof. Arild Vatn (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
14.00 – 14.45 Panel discussion: What can REDD+ pilots tell about the future direction of REDD+. Participants: Ingrid Aas Borge (Rainforest Foundation Norway); Glenn Bush (Woods Hole Research Center); Ann Larsson (Center for International Forestry Research); Richard S. Muyingi (Division of Environment - Vice President's Office, Tanzania); Marte Sendstad (Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment); Virgilio Viana (Fundação Amazonas Sustentável)
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