Workshop on forest governance, decentralisation and REDD in Latin America

August 31 - September 3, 2010 Host CIFOR

Purpose and expected results

Several factors underscore the relevance of discussions on the relationships among sustainable forest management (SFM), forest governance, REDD+ and livelihoods. Forests in Latin America are home to millions of people who depend directly on forest resources for their livelihoods. Current deforestation rates and their external drivers deprive these people of essential resources. At the same time, poverty drives deforestation and forest degradation in many places: Poor communities change the way they use land to improve their lives. Forest policies and instruments can affect how REDD+ projects and their outcomes provide incentives for preservation of forests while reducing poverty.

The Oaxaca workshop will:

    * Identify trends, facilitate experience sharing and distil lessons learnt on SFM, forest governance and decentralisation and REDD+ and identify opportunities and threats to livelihoods and poor people
    * Contribute directly to the 9th session of the UN Forum on Forests
    * Inform discussions during the next UN climate change conference, COP16 in Mexico, and contribute to REDD+ design.

Workshop themes

    * People, forest governance, and forests
    * SFM, development, markets and forests
    * Rights, livelihoods and forests



For more information on the event, click here.

For the official announcement, click here (pdf).

March 2018