South Africa: Forestry & REDD Briefing Day: 27 January 2011
The Forestry & REDD Briefing Day is focused on the emerging opportunities for REDD and REDD+ in Africa’s agriculture and forestry sectors. It aims to give attendees an insight into how to overcome the obstacles currently blocking the development of projects and the issues deterring investors.
The programme will outline the great potential for CDM afforestation and reforestation, REDD and REDD+ and how best to exploit this potential through increased project implementation.
Forestry & REDD Briefing Day: 27 January 2011
Registration & welcome coffee
Chair’s opening remarks
Africa’s Forestry REDD Potential
- Overcoming the inherent complexities of establishing REDD projects
- Engaging indigenous peoples, civil society and other stakeholders
- The role of REDD in a post 2012 agreement
- The progress of REDD+
Kenya’s REDD Programme
- Preventing further conversion of forest lands to other uses and reclaiming degraded forest areas
- Strengthening and empowering institutions through capacity enhancement for sustainable forest management
- Partnering with local, national and international organizations to promote sustainable management and conservation
- Provision of financial incentives for environmental services
Interactive discussion session with speakers
Networking refreshment break
Bringing Forest Carbon Projects to Market
- What is the place of forestry in the carbon markets?
- Understanding and overcoming barriers to investment
- What are the trends to anticipate?
- Validation: choosing a standard
- Creating and selling valuable credits
- Structuring upfront payments and early stage investment deals
- Examining alternative sources of finance
- The near term prospects for private finance for REDD – what needs to happen?
- Do forestry credits need to be compatible with the rest of the market?
The Business of a REDD Project
- Structuring the business and balancing the social benefits of the project
- Preparing the business plan and developing the team to execute on-time and on-budget
- Selling credits via various sales channels (wholesale, retail, etc...)
- Working through the transition from project development to business management
- Establishing the next phase of REDD projects
Overcoming Land Tenure Issues
- Examining land and forest tenure systems in Africa
- Potential sources of conflict between local and national interests
- Ensuring the welfare of local communities whilst creating the conditions for a successful project
- Overcoming difficulties through targeted reform
Case Study: The Kasigau Corridor REDD Project
- Saving 3.5 Million metric tonnes of CO2e over 20 years through the prevention of slash and burn deforestation
- Protecting biodiversity
- Providing education, job creation, environmental protection and direct financial rewards for local communities
Networking refreshment break
Panel: The Future Outlook & Post 2012 Discussion
- The shape of a global program – reflecting on the outcome of the Cancun discussions
- Africa’s role in future carbon sequestration
- How will mechanisms interact with policy development?
- Analyzing REDD investment potential by typography
- Using regulations to promote investment in land-use carbon
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of briefing day
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