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Mario Alessandro Razzeto, Bosques, Peru, showing participants a virtual reality multimedia tool on the
Peruvian Amazon Forest, jointly developed by UN-REDD, WWF and the Ministry of Environment, Peru.


The ‘Wind Trees,’ each “aeroleaf” generates energy by harnessing
the power of the wind.


The RCP at UNFCCC COP21 convened on Monday, 7 December 2015, addressing issues regarding forest and landscape restoration in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+). In the morning, two panel sessions were held, where participants discussed country approaches to safeguards and safeguard information systems (SIS). 

In these sessions, countries and experts shared progress made in pursuing safeguards, and identified opportunities and persistent challenges in these efforts. They also discussed the development and implementation of SIS, including technical considerations and lessons learned from case study countries conducting this process.

In the afternoon, participants turned towards finance and policy issues, with three panel sessions on: the economic rationale of REDD+; where and how REDD+ can deliver the most benefits; and, innovations in private finance for REDD+.

Noting the importance of considering the economic dimensions of REDD+, participants heard from a panel discussion addressing how these can be underlying drivers to deforestation, and how to understand the economic value of forest ecosystems in the national economy. On how REDD+ can deliver maximum benefits, participants considered ways to assess the potential benefits from REDD+, with examples of cost-benefit analyses (CBA) and mapping exercises being highlighted. The day’s final session assessed the trends and developments in the private finance sector over recent years, and addressed the different mechanisms for obtaining private finance. The session also looked at the roles blended finance, institutional investors, and private financiers are currently playing in the land use space.

REDD+ Day was closed with a reception.

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REDD+ Day

Being Responsible in REDD+: Country Approaches to Safeguards

L-R: Novia Widyaningtyas, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia; Deuteronomy Kasaro, Ministry of Development Planning, Zambia; Rubin Rashidi, National REDD+ Coordinator, Democratic Republic of Congo; Robert Chimambo, Africa Representative, UN-REDD
Policy Board; and, Jaime Webbe, UNEP


Deuteronomy Kasaro, Ministry of Development Planning, Zambia

Rubin Rashidi, National REDD+ Coordinator,
Democratic Republic of Congo


Novia Widyaningtyas, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia

Robert Chimambo, Africa Representative, UN-REDD Policy Board

 



Rubin Rashidi, National REDD+ Coordinator, Democratic Republic of Congo, described his country's
integrated REDD+ safeguard framework


Informing Stakeholders in REDD+: Safeguard Information Systems Design and Country Experiences


Jorge Mario Rodríguez Zúñiga, Director, National Forest Financing Fund, Costa Rica

Kimberly Todd, UN-REDD

 


Claudia Ochoa, Ministry of Environment, Peru

Steve Swan, UN-REDD

 



Embedding the Economic Rationale in REDD+ National Strategies

Pavan Sukhdev, CEO, GIST Advisory, and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador


L-R: Pavan Sukhdev, CEO, GIST Advisory, and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador; Maria Kiwanuka, Senior Presidential Advisor, and former Finance Minister, Uganda; and, Ivannia Quesada Villalobos, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica


Maria Kiwanuka, Senior Presidential Advisor, and former Finance Minister, Uganda

Satya Tripathi, Head of UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID)


Ivannia Quesada Villalobos, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica

Ivo Mulder, UNEP



Where and How Can REDD+ Deliver Most Benefits?

L-R: Elina Väänänen, UNEP-WCMC; Saturnine Carine Milandou, Ministry of Forest Economy and the Environment, Republic of Congo;
Lera Miles, UNEP-WCMC; and, Valerie Kapos, UNEP-WCMC


Lera Miles, UNEP-WCMC


Saturnine Carine Milandou, Ministry of Forest Economy and the Environment, Republic of Congo

Elina Väänänen, UNEP-WCMC


Participants in group discussions


Innovations in Private Finance: Taking Stock and Emerging Trends


L-R: Helen Bellfield, Global Canopy Programme; Clément Chenost, Moringa Partnerships; Bruce Duguid, Hermes Investment;
and, Will McFarland, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


Iain Henderson, UNEP


Will McFarland, ODI

Bruce Duguid, Hermes Investment


Helen Bellfield, Global Canopy Programme

Clément Chenost, Moringa Partnerships




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