Enabling results-based payments for REDD+ in tropical forests:
Lessons from reference setting
Thursday, 17 Nov 2016, 15:00—16:30
“Bering” (Observer room 10), the official Conference Venue
(Bab Ighli), Marrakech, Morocco
The Paris Agreement outlines results-based finance which is a cornerstone to the implementation of REDD+ in the tropics. Many tropical countries have developed national REDD+ strategies and are seriously considering their potential to contributing to the mitigation of climate change in the context of NDCs under the Paris Agreement. For results-based payments for REDD+ which the Green Climate Fund, a financing institution of the UNFCCC, is expected to provide important funding in the coming years, several tropical countries’ efforts to set national and sub-national reference levels have already been made in tropical forests of varying ecological and socio-economic complexities. Although the Warsaw Framework provides guidance on the establishment of a national forest reference emission levels/forest reference levels (FRELs/FRLs), making reliable and consistent FRELs/FRLs at national, sub-national and project levels is becoming a key challenge to be addressed through increased research and capacity building. This side event will provide an opportunity to discuss issues of constructing FRELs/FRLs in selected tropical countries and enabling conditions for results-based payments for the effective implementation of REDD+.
Moderator: Dr. Hwan-ok Ma, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Opening remark by Mr. Shuji Oki, Deputy Director General of the Forestry Agency, Japan
Keynote Presentation by Dr. Maria Jose Sanchez, Scientific Director, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain
Panel members’ presentation
Yasumasa Hirata, Director, REDD+ Research and Development Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan
Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia (TBC)
Elizabeth Philip, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia
Thaung Naing Oo, Director, Forest Research Institute, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF), Myanmar
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