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COP19 Side Event

Facilitating Private Sector Participation in REDD+ Activities

REDD-plus has become one of the major topics of discussion in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is because REDD-plus has a huge potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries, and is also expected to contribute to sustainable forest management respecting safeguards in developing countries.

While international discussions and negotiations have been continuously taking place, deforestation and forest degradation is increasing worldwide. Thus, early REDD-plus actions such as readiness activities should be placed on the highest priority. Practices and experiences gained from such early actions are sure to contribute to developing a framework for REDD-plus.

Japan proposed a Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) as one of the ways to leverage Japan's contribution to reducing GHG emissions around the world. However, as to how to implement REDD-plus activities under the JCM remains under discussion.

In this side event, we will present lessons learned from REDD+ feasibility studies for REDD+ by the Japanese private sector (incl. NGOs and private companies) and a role of the public sector to facilitate participation of private entities. FFPRI will introduce draft guidelines for REDD+ which is envisaging bilateral mechanisms based on the inputs from the private sector and JICA. Based on this information, participants will discuss how to facilitate the private sector participation in REDD+ activities.

Date / Time

Tuesday,19 November / 10.00am-11.30am


Japan Pavilion - Zone D4, Level 1, National Stadium, Warsaw


  • Welcome speech
    H.E. Masahiko Horie (Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs, GOJ)
  • Lessons learned from REDD+ feasibility study for JCM
    Mr. Kei Suzuki (Japan Forest Technology Association)
  • Tackling with driver of deforestation in partnership with private sector: Case study from Alto Mayo, Peru
    Ms. Kana Yamashita (CI Japan)
  • Participation of the private sector in REDD+
    Dr. Carmenza Robledo (ECOEXISTENCE - Robledo Abad Althaus, Switzerland)
  • JICA's Supports for REDD+ Readiness Phase
    Mr. Kazuhiro Goseki (JICA)
  • Development of REDD+ Guidelines for JCM
    Dr. Mitsuo Matsumoto (FFPRI)
  • Question and answer session
    Moderator : Dr. Mitsuo Matsumoto



Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan (FFPRI)


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Conservation International Japan

Japan Forest Technology Association (JAFTA)

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