REDD and Beyond: International and Indigenous Strategies in Forest Protection

December 4 - December 4, 2014 Host Lund University, Climate Alliance Location Room: Caral (130), UNFCCC COP Lima Peru

You are most welcome to join our side-event at the UN climate change conference next week:

'REDD and Beyond: International and Indigenous Strategies in Forest Protection'
Thursday, 4 December 2014
Room: Caral (130)
UNFCCC-COP 20 Lima, Peru

Organisers: Lund University, Climate Alliance
Sponsors and participating institutions: BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a changing climate), DIE (German Development Institute), GIZ (in cooperation with the erman Federal Ministry for the Environment), INFOE (Institute for Ecology and Action Anthropology), Oro Verde-Tropical Forest Foundation


Moderation: Andreas Kress (Climate Alliance) and Fariborz Zelli (Lund University)

Social Inclusiveness of REDD in Peru
Fariborz Zelli (Lund University), Jonas Ibrahim Hein (DIE / German Development Institute) and Hannes Hotz (DIE / German Development Institute)

Safeguards for Forest Conservation in Peru
Maria Pia Moreno (GIZ) and Lucas Dourojeanni (MINAM / Peruvian Minstry of the Environment)

REDD+ Indígena Amazónica
Alberto Pizango Chota (AIDESEP / Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest)

Ecuador’s Socio Bosque and Peru’s Programa Bosque as Role Models?
Tobias Dan Nielsen (Lund University)

Timberland Investment – how effective are they for biodiversity and local communities?
Linda Rohnstock (OroVerde - Tropical Forest Foundation)

How Local Authorities can contribute to forest protection – some practical examples
Thomas Brose (Climate Alliance)

Concluding remarks

REDD is one of the latest additions to a series of incentive-based mechanisms for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Many developing and emerging countries have started engaging in REDD. Peru and other Latin American countries are no exception here – with an obvious motivation: a considerable part of their greenhouse gas emissions are currently caused by deforestation.

In addition to REDD, and partly out of criticism to it, a number of further political and financial instruments for forest protection in Latin America have emerged over the last years.

But how effective are these various instruments with regard to forest protection? How socially inclusive are they with respect to indigenous communities and other vulnerable forest users? And how fair are the proposed benefit-sharing mechanisms?

Experts and stakeholders address these questions for a series of incentive-based and financial instruments. Apart from REDD, these include conditional cash transfers for protection of indigenous territories (SocioBosque in Ecuador, Programa Bosques in Peru), forest investment schemes, and social environmental safeguards for forest protection.

In addition, representatives of indigenous peoples from the Amazon Basin present an alternative proposal:  RIA (Amazon Indigenous REDD+) offers a simple and low-cost instrument which is already contributing to the maintenance of carbon stock in forests. They also introduce a model approach for public funding, drawing on the cooperation between European cities and COICA (Coordinator of Indigenous Associations of the Amazon Basin).

Moreover, findings from a recently published report on the role of private investors will be presented. The report discusses whether instruments like Timberland Investment can generate sufficient funding and fulfil key ecological and social responsibilities.

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