Research AreasClimate Change, Ecosystem Management, Forestry & Agroforestry, Policy & Institutions
TimelineStart Date: 1 August 2010 | End Date: 31 May 2011
This project is supported by NORAD – the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation and aims to support climate change negotiators and land managers in developing countries to negotiate for effective and fair international and national-level policies for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD-plus). Several meetings and training workshops have been held with the target audience in Africa and Asia.
Four workshops took place in 2009-2010. The workshops in November 2009 were focused on the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (UNFCCC COP15), while the March 2010 workshops focused on assessing the COP15 outcomes and developing strategies for moving forward. The two workshops in Kenya included participants from 15 African countries, and the two workshops in Vietnam included participants from 8 Asian countries.
The second phase of the project started in January 2011 with a REDD Development Dividend Task Force meeting in Manila, Philippines where 15 experts drawn from Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Brazil, Cameroon, Ghana and United States explored i) how countries can strengthen the Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) process for REDD and ii) co-benefits derived from the REDD process and effective benefit sharing mechanisms. Read related article
Following up on the REDD taskforce meeting, two training workshops were held in May 2011 in Cameroon and Vietnam. Over 120 government negotiators, land managers, representatives of non-government organizations and climate change scientists enhanced their understanding and skills on technical issues relating to the REDD+ implementation process. Country experiences enriched the training which focused on MRV and safeguards. Read related material
A South-South exchange web platform has been developed for building capacity for REDD+ negotiators and stakeholders in Africa and Asia. All materials, presentations and other updates rom the meetings and workshops can be accessed on the ASB-ICRAF and IISD platform.
The project is implemented by ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins in collaboration with the International Institute for Sustainable Development.