Forestry & REDD Africa

January 27 - January 27, 2011 Host Green Power Conferences

Forestry & REDD Briefing Day: 27 January 2011

Registration & welcome coffee

Chair’s opening remarks

Africa’s Forestry REDD Potential

  • Overcoming the inherent complexities of establishing REDD projects
  • Engaging indigenous peoples, civil society and other stakeholders
  • The role of REDD in a post 2012 agreement
  • The progress of REDD+

Kenya’s REDD Programme

  • Preventing further conversion of forest lands to other uses and reclaiming degraded forest areas
  • Strengthening and empowering institutions through capacity enhancement for sustainable forest management
  • Partnering with local, national and international organizations to promote sustainable management and conservation
  • Provision of financial incentives for environmental services

Interactive discussion session with speakers

Networking refreshment break

Bringing Forest Carbon Projects to Market

  • What is the place of forestry in the carbon markets?
  • Understanding and overcoming barriers to investment
  • What are the trends to anticipate?
  • Validation: choosing a standard
  • Creating and selling valuable credits

Financing Options

  • Structuring upfront payments and early stage investment deals
  • Examining alternative sources of finance
  • The near term prospects for private finance for REDD – what needs to happen?
  • Do forestry credits need to be compatible with the rest of the market?

The Business of a REDD Project

  • Structuring the business and balancing the social benefits of the project
  • Preparing the business plan and developing the team to execute on-time and on-budget
  • Selling credits via various sales channels (wholesale, retail, etc...)
  • Working through the transition from project development to business management
  • Establishing the next phase of REDD projects 

Lunch break

Overcoming Land Tenure Issues

  • Examining land and forest tenure systems in Africa
  • Potential sources of conflict between local and national interests
  • Ensuring the welfare of local communities whilst creating the conditions for a successful project
  • Overcoming difficulties through targeted reform

Case Study: The Kasigau Corridor REDD Project

  • Saving 3.5 Million metric tonnes of CO2e over 20 years through the prevention of slash and burn deforestation
  • Protecting biodiversity
  • Providing education, job creation, environmental protection and direct financial rewards for local communities

Networking refreshment break

Panel: The Future Outlook & Post 2012 Discussion

  • The shape of a global program – reflecting on the outcome of the Cancun discussions
  • Africa’s role in future carbon sequestration  
  • How will mechanisms interact with policy development?
  • Analyzing REDD investment potential by typography
  • Using regulations to promote investment in land-use carbon

Chair’s closing remarks

Close of briefing day

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