REDD+ Day at CBD COP11
At the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP11 meeting last month in India, the UN-REDD Programme hosted a full day event on REDD+, and launched its second Policy Brief on the multiple benefits of REDD+.
The UN-REDD Programme organized a successful REDD+ Day at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP11 in Hyderabad, India in October, which convened a number of important events, including a high-level panel on REDD+, biodiversity and ecosystem services for a green economy. The REDD+ Day also featured two other panels, focusing on key findings of the new Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) assessment and on REDD+ and biodiversity safeguards. At the event, the UN-REDD Programme launched its second policy brief on the multiple benefits of REDD+, and was pleased to collaborate on the launch of a new publication from the Global Canopy Programme, entitled "The Little Forest Finance Book".
The REDD+ Day presented linkages between the REDD+ and biodiversity agendas, and the catalytic role and impacts that forest carbon finance could play for a transition to a green economy. The topics of the REDD+ Day were designed to support the discussions within the CBD COP11 and linkages to the outcomes of Rio+20 and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Read more on the UN-REDD Programme's REDD+ Day
More on The Little Forest Finance Book
The "Little Forest Finance Book", published by the Global Canopy Programme, highlights different options to scale up forest financing, emphasizing financing as critical for achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and calling for mobilizing the private sector to channel sustained alternative investments in forests.
At the launch of the publication last month, Ms. Henriette Killi Westrin, State Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Norway, said hoped the book will stimulate discussions and catalyze finance, in part through verified emissions reductions through the UNFCCC REDD+ mechanism, to protect forests from conversion to other land types. She said increased financing for verified emissions reductions through the REDD+ programme under the UNFCCC will support forests.
The Little Forest Finance Book is available on the Global Canopy Programme website.