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Global Symposium: REDD+ in a Green Economy

Jakarta, 19-20 June 2013

Presentations made by panelists are available below.

The Global Symposium on REDD+ in a Green Economy was convened on the 19th and 20th of June, 2013 to reflecton lessons learned during pilot activities with the aim of giving key decision makers a better business case for protecting and restoring forests, and a more informed basis for linking REDD+ planning and investments with green economy efforts.


The Symposium was co-hosted by the Government of Indonesia and the UN-REDD Programme in partnership with the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID), the World Agroforestry Centre, the Global Green Growth Institute and the Overseas Development Institute.

Participants from six continents, 24 countries, and 31 organisations met to discuss ideas, share experience and best practices, and workshop on key issues.Highlights of the symposium included the world premiere of the UN-REDD video FORESTS: The Heart of a Green Economy, interventionsfrom thought leaders in the field, and working group discussionson generating ideas related to research and development, cross-sectoral coordination on REDD+ and green economy linkages, and REDD+ planning at the national level.  Panels covered diverse issues including the global context, private sector engagement, and REDD+ country experiences.

The background document for the Symposium on Integrating REDD+ into a Green Economy Transition: Opportunities and Challenges is available here.

19 June 2013
Opening Remarks

Video: Forests: The Heart of a Green Economy

  1. H.E. Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto - REDD+ in a Green Economy Indonesia's Perspective
  2. H.E. Prof. Dr. Emil Salim - REDD+ in a Green Economy
  3. Dr. Pavan Sukhdev - The True Value of Tropical Forests

Video: Dr. Pavan Sukhdev, NOAA Global Cloud Systems

Panel 1: Setting the Scene, the International Context
  1. Ms. Charlene Watson - Integrating REDD+ within a Green Economy Transition
  2. Dr. Irfa Ampri - Fiscal Framework for Indonesia's Green Economy in the Context of REDD+
  3. Dr. Mattia Romani - REDD+ as a Catalyst for Green Growth
  4. Ms. Mina Susana Setra - Green Economies from Indigenous Peoples Perspective and Interest in Indonesia
Panel 2: Private Sector Roundtable
  1. Mr. Iain Henderson - The Role of Private Sector in REDD+ And How Might Green Growth Change This
  2. Mr. Chris Webb - The Role of the Private Sector in REDD+
  3. Dr Nigel Turvey - REDD+ Risks and Rewards_A Private Sector View
  4. Mr. Dharsono Hartono - Katingan Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project
  5. Mr. Yaya Winarno Junardy - REDD+ in a Green Economy_Reaching Out and Scaling Up the Private Sector
Panel 3: Experience from REDD+ Countries
  1. Dr. Ir. Rr Endah Murniningtyas - Indonesia: Greening the National Development Plan
  2. Mr. Tat Do Troung - Linking REDD+ and the National Green Growth Strategy
  3. a. Mr. Gilbert Kilola Lutswamba - REDD+ et l'economie verte en RDC vers la Strategie Nationale du Developpement Durable (SNDD)
    b. Mr. Gilbert Kilola Lutswamba - REDD+ and Green Economy in DRC towards a Sustainable National Development Strategy
  4. Mr. Georges Boudzanga - Republic of Congo: Linking REDD+ Readiness and Green Economy
  5. Mr. Wubalem Tadesse - Ethiopia: Sustainable Land-Use for Green Growth
  6. Mr. Samuel Kunyiha Muriithi - Kenya: Vision 2030 and Forests for National Wealth
  7. Mr. Carlos Gomez - REDD+ Programme in Panama: Development at a CrossRoad
20 June 2013
Working Groups
  1. Working Group 1 - National Support: What is Needed
  2. Working Group 2 - Research and Development

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