Fourth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change
RRI is pleased to announce the fourth Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change to be held in London on April 6, 2010. The RRI Dialogues on Forests, Governance and Climate Change are designed to foster critical reflection and learning on forest governance, the rights of forest communities and Indigenous Peoples, and forest tenure in the context of global action to combat climate change. Register now.
Summary Report of the Fourth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change
Prepared by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services
- Further coverage and photos of the event provided by IISD Reporting Services
- Video of the event will be available shortly.
- And via Twitter (@enbclimate)
- Opening Remarks to RRI's 4th Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change
Marcus Colchester - FPP
- PowerPoint - Emerging REDD Arrangements: Principles and Criteria for Effectiveness
Jeffrey Hatcher - Independent Advisory Group on Forests, Rights, and Climate Change, Rights and Resources
- PowerPoint - Ensuring Systems of Standards, Safeguards and Recourse Mechanisms
Andy White - Rights and Resources
- PowerPoint - Perspectives on Safeguards and Recourse Mechanisms
Peter de Wees - World Bank
REDD+ emerged as one of the rare points of consensus from the confusion in Copenhagen. The draft decision document made some progress on the recognition of the rights of Indigenous Peoples and environmental and social safeguards and six developed country governments also pledged 3.5 USD billion in quick-start finance for REDD+. While the UNFCCC process has yet to finalize the overall architecture and safeguard frameworks, interested governments are gathering outside of the UN process - in Paris (March 11) and then again in Oslo (May 27) to begin operationalizing elements of the Copenhagen Accord on REDD+, and concerns are growing over the transparency of the process outside the UNFCCC, as well as over the fate of safeguards, standards and consultations.
This RRI Dialogue is timed to provide an opportunity for Indigenous Peoples, community organizations, civil society, and the private sector to review and share opinions on the outcomes of Copenhagen, the Paris Meeting, the upcoming UNFCCC meeting in Bonn, on the ground experiences, and the anticipated discussions in Oslo. The Dialogue will feature discussion of the post COP15 initiatives on REDD, including a report from the Paris meeting, and involve high-level representation from donor and tropical governments, and Indigenous Peoples, civil society, investors and businesses, conservation and development organizations from around the world.
The event is open to all, but registration is required for admittance. Click here to register.
Limited funding support is available for travel of Indigenous Peoples’, community and civil society representatives from developing countries.
For those that cannot travel to London, real-time coverage of the event will be provided (details to follow.)
Previous Dialogues (held in Washington DC and London) have focused on a variety of topics including: the role of forest governance in achieving reduced emissions from deforestation, the status of forests in the global negotiations on climate change, and the implications of Copenhagen COP15 for forest communities and Indigenous Peoples. The next, and fifth, Dialogue will take place in Washington, D.C. in June and focus particularly on issues of operationalizing standards and safeguards, and ensuring adequate recourse mechanisms, across the suite of REDD initiatives and implementing organizations.