Maria José Sanz, Scientific Director of BC3 Keynote Speaker at the Side Event organized by Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) and International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

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+.


Tentative programme:


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
  • JICA specialist (TBC)
  • BirdLife International (BI) (TBC)
  • Discussion with participants


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