Side Event - REDD – Investing in Low Carbon Paths to Sustainable Development

October 23 - December 31, 1969

KEY QUESTIONS TO BE EXPLORED
1) What does it take to get ready for REDD? -- Early lessons from three countries
2) What have the heads of state concluded? -- Briefing from the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level event on REDD, that took place on 23 September 2009, New York
3) What are the major practical tools to get ready, to implement and to monitor REDD?

KEY MESSAGE
REDD is doable and offers a new opportunity for boosting forest management that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

PROGRAMME & SPEAKERS
1) Welcome address by the UN-REDD Programme –Mr. José Antonio Prado, Director, Forest Management Division, Forestry Department, FAO
2) Opening remarks on Norway's International Forest and Climate Initiative –Mr. Nils Haugstveit, Norwegian Ambassador in Argentina

PRESENTATIONS
3) Country progress, Viet Nam –Ms. Nguyen Tuong Van, Deputy Director, Forestry Sector Support Partnership Coordination Office (FSSP CO), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
4) REDD practicalities, Panama –Mr. Luis Cordoba, Forest Department, National Environmental Authority (ANAM)
5) Political momentum, Tanzania –Dr. Felician Kilahama Director, Forestry and Beekeeping Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
6) Recent developments with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the Forest Investment Program (FIP) –Mr. Peter Dewees, Natural Resource Management Specialist, World Bank

OPEN DISCUSSION –Including Civil Society & Indigenous Peoples’ perspectives on the readiness process

CHAIR –Yemi Katerere, Head, UN-REDD Programme Secretariat

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