Fifth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change
The Dialogues on Forests, Governance and Climate Change, organized by the Rights and Resources Initiative, 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.
This fifth Dialogue focused on three themes:
- Taking stock of the decisions taken in the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference, the recent UNFCCC sessions in Bonn, the Cochabamba Summit — assessing their implications for local people, governance, and potential for fairly and effectively dealing with climate change;
- Assessing the experience to date of key implementation issues, including dealing with the drivers of deforestation and tough governance challenges;
- Reviewing the status of progress towards a coherent framework of standards, safeguards and recourse mechanisms across the REDD arena, and in particular assessing the policy implications of the recommendations from a recent RRI workshop on the topic.
Participants and panelists will be asked to reflect on recent events, identify major issues, and find opportunities to protect the rights and interests of local peoples while moving towards effective climate change mitigation. The meeting will close with a discussion on next steps at COP-16 that will ensure that REDD funds are spent effectively and promote better forest governance.
Presentations and resources:
- List of Participants
- The REDD+ Partnership
Andreas Dahl Jorgensen, Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative
- After Oslo and Bonn: Emerging Architecture & New Partnerships
Lars Lovold, Rainforest Foundation Norway
- 5th RRI Dialogue - An attempt to summarize our current knowledge on the drivers of forest loss and degradation: Or, Why it is really hard to determine what the exact causes are and what the outcome of REDD interventions will be?
Phil Shearman, Remote Sensing Center of the University of Papua New Guinea
- Strengthening Indigenous Rights & Climate Change Mitigation: The REDD+ Opportunity
Beto Borges, Forest Trends
- 5th RRI Dialogue - Addressing the Drivers of Deforestation, the Costs and Risks
Gerhard Dieterle, World Bank
- Standards, Safeguards and Recourse Mechanisms for Tenure Rights and REDD
Augusta Molnar, Rights and Resources Initiative
- Risk‐based approach to readiness social standards
Tim Clairs, UN-REDD
- Further coverage and photos of the event provided by IISD Reporting Services