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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

Venue

Tokyo, International Conference Center of Waseda Univ.

Access

Language

Japanese and English (simultaneous translation)

Organizer

Organizer:

Forestry and Forestry Products Research Institute

Co-organizer:

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)

Registration

To register, click here.

Call for poster presentations: To share activities related to this seminar, click here.

Participation Fee

Free

Program

Day 1 Feb. 7 (Thursday)

What is REDD+? From planting trees to conserving forests -

Time Speakers / Subjects Reports
09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:20 Opening Remarks
Kazuyuki Morita (Councilor, FFPRI)
Guest Greetings
Keiichi Yamazaki (Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation)
Introduction [PDF: 0.7MB]
Mitsuo Matsumoto (Research Coordinator, FFPRI)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
Session 1 What is REDD+?
10:20 - 10:50 What is REDD+? - Concept, background, history, and main challenges of REDD+ [PDF: 0.5MB]
Takeshi Toma (FFPRI)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
Session 2 Partnerships with private sector for forest conservation
10:50 - 11:50 Moderator: Osamu Hashiramoto (Forestry Agency)
Reforestation efforts by industry-university partnership (W-BRIDGE) in Indonesia [PDF (jp): 6.6MB]
Yasushi Morikawa (Waseda Univ.)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
NGO Expectation to Private Sector for Forest Conservation in Tropical Regions [PDF (jp): 0.8MB]
Mikako Awano (WWF Japan)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
One Forest One Community for Food Security - Pilot Project in Gaza, Mozambique [PDF: 2.1MB]
Raimo Aly Baraca (Republic of Mozambique)
Report [PDF: 0.6MB]
Tropical forest conservation and corporate activities [PDF (jp): 0.7MB]
Takeshi Nakanishi (Carbon Free Consulting Corporation)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
Private Sectors' Approach to Forests [PDF (jp): 1.6MB]
Kaori Fujita (Nikkei Business Publications Inc.)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
11:50 - 12:05 Q&A / Discussion Session
12:05 - 13:00 Lunch Break / Poster Session
Session 3 Consumer's role for forest conservation
13:00 - 14:00 Moderator: Masahiro Kawatei (Hakuhodo)
Tropical forest conservation as our own task: from an environmental journalist standpoint [PDF (jp): 0.8MB]
Kazuko Murata (Environmental Journalist)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
Rainforest Alliance: Sustainable development for rainforest conservation [PDF (jp): 1.6MB]
Chieko Horiuchi (Rain Forest Alliance)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
Relationship between overseas forest and us: Communication through Fairwood Café [PDF (jp): 1.7MB]
Yuki Sakamoto (Global Environmental Forum)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
Improving law compliance in the tropical forest sector: tracking, certification and ITTO [PDF: 0.3MB]
Steven Johnson (International Tropical Timber Organization)
Report [PDF: 0.3MB]
14:00 - 14:15 Q&A / Discussion Session
Group Discussion
How business sectors and citizens can stop deforestations and forest degradations?
14:15 - 15:00 Coordinator: Fumitake Sakamoto (Rikkyo Univ.)
  • All the participants are invited to participate in the group discussion
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
Panel Discussion
How business sectors and citizens can stop deforestations and forest degradations?
15:30 - 16:45 Facilitator: Mitsuo Matsumoto (FFPRI)
  • Yuki Sakamoto (Global Environmental Forum)
  • Steven Johnson (International Tropical Timber Organization)
  • Yasushi Morikawa (Waseda Univ.)
  • Takeshi Nakanishi (Carbon Free Consulting Corporation)
  • Kaori Fujita (Nikkei Business Publications Inc.)
Closing Session
16:45 - 17:00 Mitsuo Matsumoto (FFPRI)
17:00 Closing

Day 2 Feb. 8 (Friday)

Scenario to Phase 3 - Challenges for REDD+ -

Time Speakers / Subjects Reports
09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:20 Opening Remarks
Kazuo Suzuki (President, FFPRI)
Guest Greetings
Yukimasa Shinoda (Deputy Director General, Forestry Agency)
Introduction [PDF: 0.3MB]
Mitsuo Matsumoto (REDD R&D Center, FFPRI)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
Keynote speeches
10:20 - 10:40 International negotiations on REDD-plus [PDF: 1.1MB]
Satoshi Akahori (Director, Forest Carbon Strategy Office, Forestry Agency)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
10:40 - 11:00 Where is REDD+ heading?
Arild Angelsen (Senior Associate of CIFOR, Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
Session 1
Challenges for REDD+ 1: Establishment of National Forest Monitoring Systems
11:00 - 11:45 Moderator: Kei Suzuki (Japan Forest Technology Association)
How to cook REDD-plus? - How to measure and monitor forest carbon? - [PDF: 1.2MB]
Yasumasa Hirata (FFPRI)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
Forest Carbon Monitoring Systems in Vietnam [PDF: 2.4MB]
Nguen Dinh hung (Government of Vietnam)
Report [PDF: 0.3MB]
Forest Monitoring System in Brazil [PDF: 4.1MB]
Telma Krug (National Institute for Space Research (INPE))
Report [PDF: 0.7MB]
11:45 - 12:00 Q&A / Discussion Session
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break / Poster Session
Session 2 Challenges for REDD+ 2: Safeguards and co-benefits
13:00 - 13:30 Moderator: Kimihiko Hyakumura (Associate Prof., Kyushu Univ.)
Potential of the community forest monitoring in the national safeguard information system [PDF (jp): 0.3MB]
Makino Yamanoshita (IGES)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
Experience in Piloting REDD+ Payments in Tanzania [PDF: 0.4MB]
Riziki Shemdoe (Ardhi University, Tanzania)
Report [PDF: 0.4MB]
Challenges for REDD+: Co-benefits and Biodiversity Safeguards [PDF: 0.7MB]
Ian Thompson (Canadian Forest Service, IUFRO)
Report [PDF: 0.6MB]
13:30 - 13:45 Q&A / Discussion Session
Session 3 Challenges for REDD+ 3: Scaling-up from project level to the national level
13:45 - 14:45 Moderator: Masahiro Amano (Waseda Univ.)
REDD-plus guidelines for Bilateral Offset Credit Mechanism (JCM/BOCM) [PDF: 0.7MB]
Mitsuo Matsumoto (FFPRI)
Report [PDF: 0.00MB]
Scaling up REDD+: From Projects to Integrated National Approaches [PDF: 0.4MB]
Summer Montacute (Verified Carbon Standard)
Report [PDF: 0.7MB]
REDD+ Situation in Lao PDR -Toward Consistent Approaches- [PDF: 1.3MB]
Thong Eth Phayvanh (Government of Laos)
Report [PDF: 0.5MB]
REDD+ Readiness and Implementation in Peru [PDF: 3.6MB]
Claudio Schneider (Conservation International Peru)
Report [PDF: 0.5MB]
14:45 - 15:00 Q&A / Discussion Session
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
Panel Discussion
Scenario to Phase 3 - Challenges for REDD+ -
15:30 - 16:30 Facilitator: Mitsuo Matsumoto (FFPRI)
  • Hwang-Ok Ma (International Tropical Timber Organization)
  • Leng Chivin (Government of Cambodia)
  • Arild Angelsen (CIFOR, Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
  • Summer Montacute (VCS)
  • Claudio Schneider (CI)
  • Ian Thompson (CBD)
Closing Session
16:30 - 17:00 Mitsuo Matsumoto (FFPRI)
17:00 Closing
18:30 - 20:30 Post-seminar gathering (at Restaurant "Seihoku-no Kaze" in Waseda Campus, 3,000JPY per person)