Forest degradation represents ~20% of forest-based emissions. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) host an exploration of forest conservation and management aspects to mitigate forest degradation, and FSC certification as a tool to address environmental and social concerns as part of a credible and effective REDD strategy.
When: Thursday, 5th November
19:45 – 21:15
Where: SERBAL Room
Presentations will be given on the following subjects, followed by a panel discussion:
1. Francis E. Putz, University of Florida
Achievable carbon emission reductions from avoiding forest degradation and promoting forest recovery
2. Bronson Griscom, The Nature Conservancy
Methods for credibly and affordably measuring reduced emissions from improved forest management
3. Christoph Thies, Greenpeace International
Management of the world's forests in need of drastic change in order to tackle degradation and associated emissions
4. Stefan Salvador, Forest Stewardship Council
Avoiding forest degradation beyond carbon – the multiple safeguards and benefits provided through FSC certification
Facilitator: Eric Palola, National Wildlife Federation
The side event will be held in English.