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REDD+ Talks: NYC

On 18 September 2013, the United Nations Programme to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD) and Code REDD hosted REDD+ Talks: NYC, an official side event to the sixty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly to mark UN-REDD's fifth anniversary.

REDD+ Talks: NYC were an invite-only, half-day event that brought together representatives from the public, private, and civil sectors to demonstrate multi-stakeholder support for and engagement with REDD+. The event highlighted the advances that REDD+ has made at the national, subnational, and regional levels while also sparking dialogue on the role of the private sector in REDD+.

The event's program featured high-profile speakers and panels, including:

  • Edward Norton, Actor & UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity
  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Almir Narayamoga Suruí, Chief of the Suruí People of the Brazilian Amazon
  • Bavon N'sa Mputu Elima, Minister of the Environment, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
  • Mama Mercy Ngaruiya, Chairlady of the Tumaini Women's Group, Kasigau Location, Kenya
  • TJ DiCaprio, Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability at Microsoft
  • Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer at Kering
  • Mike Korchinsky, Founder and CEO of Wildlife Works
  • Mario Boccucci, Head of Secretariat for UN-REDD Programme
  • Dr. Cristián Samper, President & CEO of Wildlife Conservation Society

And more...

Videos from the talks will be posted on this page soon.

Location: The Bronx Zoo, New York
Contact: David.EASTMAN@un-redd.org
More information here