Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change
Jointly organized by Chatham House, the Rights and Resources Initiative and the World Resources Institute, this is the second in a series of meetings aiming to promote learning and frank discussion on the key issues facing forests and forest communities as the world scales up efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
The meeting will focus on the international implications of the Waxman-Markey bill now working its way through the US Congress, as well as the preliminary steps by the UN-REDD and FCPF to establish REDD Readiness in developing countries to date. Expert panels will address the following topics:
- Update on the status of REDD in the UNFCCC negotiations and implications of the recent G8 and G20 meetings on this debate;
- Implications of the Waxman-Markey bill on REDD - scope of impact, schedule for implementation and potential linkages to international initiatives;
- Implementation of FCPF, UN-REDD and FIP-sponsored 'readiness' activities to date - emerging lessons regarding consultation and recognition of rights in legal frameworks;
- Status of public and private finance for REDD - status of market, emerging speculation, role of policy and markets in reducing deforestation and degradation.
The meeting is open to all, and there is no charge for admission. However, pre-registration is essential, and you must register by the end of Friday 15 October to be guaranteed admission. All registrations will be acknowledged within two weeks.