Barcelona Side Event: Solving the REDD+ Puzzle

November 2 - December 31, 1969

Fira Congress Hotel, Meeting Room 1, Barcelona
(across the street from the southern entrance of the main Congress Centre)
Monday 2 November 19:15 - 21:00
Pre-session welcome cocktail: 18:45 - 19:15

Forest-based mitigation through a mechanism such as REDD+ is a critical component of any global climate change solution, offering a significant win-win abatement opportunity equivalent to as much as 25% of required emission reductions by 2020. Important questions remain however regarding how to practically catalyze such abatement not only in terms of the required enabling policies at the international and national levels, but also on a range of critical issues such as how to finance REDD+ and readiness activities, integrate forestry into the carbon markets, and build robust MRV systems to ensure environmental and social integrity.

Building on recent reports by the World Economic Forum and the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International), among others, this session will bring together key government officials with leaders from civil society and the private sector in a constructive dialogue on the best designs for putting together these various pieces of the REDD+ puzzle. This interactive session will begin with a keynote address with a proposition for how to solve this puzzle, followed by reactions and comments from the high-level panel and the audience. This session aims to engage the broad set of stakeholders required to solve the REDD+ puzzle and map a practical path forward to this end.

Opening Speaker:
- Virgilio Viana, Director, Sustainable Amazon Foundation, IIED Fellow, Brazil

- Ralph Ashton, Convenor and Chair, Terrestrial Carbon Group, Australia
- Federica Bietta, Deputy Director, Coalition for Rainforest Nations, USA
- Adam Matthews, Secretary General, Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International), UK
- Graeme Sweeney, Executive Vice President, CO 2 , Shell International, UK

Moderated by:
- Natasha Loder, The Economist, UK

Read the invitation: the REDD puzzle - Barcelona 2 Nov.pdf

Pedrosa B, 9-11
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The Fira Congress Hotel is across the street from the southern entrance of the Fira Gran Via Convention Centre where the UNFCCC negotiations are taking place.

April 2018