(From the REDD+ Partnership co-chairs)
As discussed in Durban, we propose to hold a stand‐alone meeting focused on how best to scale up and accelerate the deployment of finance for REDD+. This meeting would be an open meeting with an outreach focus, and we intend to invite both those stakeholders who are familiar with the REDD+ Partnership, as well as others who do not normally attend our meetings. We would invite a number of expert speakers to present to us, and hold frank and practical discussions on a number of challenges and opportunities relating to how to finance REDD+. During the meeting, we would hope to promote REDD+ to those who may be able to help drive its progress but are not yet acquainted with it, and also to learn lessons from outside the REDD+ world about how we might advance REDD+. We would aim to build a more detailed understanding of how different sources of finance, both market and non‐market, might practically operate. We do not propose to discuss the relative value of market versus non‐market approaches: this is a matter for the negotiations.