Two-Day Seminar for Climate Change and Forests
- Conservation of Tropical Forests towards the Green Economy -
Deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries are often inextricably linked to the economic growth in developing countries. REDD+ is a unique opportunity to make the forest conservation compatible with sustainable development by providing financial incentives to developing countries that have successfully reduced GHG emissions from forests. Moreover, the forest conservation in the context of the "Green Economy" attracted considerable attention at Rio+20 in June 2012.
However, several key issues are yet to be incarnated in order to realize REDD+, which include partnership with the private sector, robust MRV systems, safeguards, and scaling up of REDD+ activities from the project level to the national level, among others.
This seminar aims to share expertise and experiences from precedent activities of the above mentioned issues so as to encourage a broad range of actors to engage in REDD+ activities. The expected participants are from governments, research and educational institutions, NGOs, the private sector, and the general public.
Program & Presentation materials
Theme and Expected Participants
Day 1 Participatory discussion
What is REDD+? - From planting trees to conserving forests
Expected participants: private sector investors, the general public, students
Day 2 Technical seminar
Scenario to Phase 3 - Challenges for REDD+
Expected participants: technical experts, government officials, researchers, students
Time and Date
February 7th - 8th, 2013
Day 1 10:00 - 17:00
Day 2 10:00 - 17:00
Japanese and English (simultaneous translation)
Forestry and Forestry Products Research Institute
Waseda University Environmental Research Institute, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Under the auspices of:
Forestry Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japanese Forest Society (JFS), Japan Society of Tropical Ecology (JASTE), Remote Sensing Society of Japan (RSSJ), Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (JSPRS)
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