Ready for REDD+ Lessons from the field



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In December 2012, at the UNFCCC COP18 in Doha, the Global Canopy Programme (GCP) in collaboration withthe United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID), hosted an event: ‘Ready for REDD+: Lessons from the field’.

A panel of experts from five tropical forest countries at different stages of REDD+ readiness were invited to share successes from their respective countries surrounding progress made in the critical elements of REDD+, as wellas their perceptions regarding the remaining barriers andwhat they propose as catalysts to overcome these.

The event was chaired by Satya Tripathi, Director of UNORCID. The keynote address was given by Minister Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Chair of Indonesia’s REDD+ Taskforce and Head of the President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight.

The speakers were: José Carlos Fernández Ugalde – Mexican National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR); Ugan Manandhar – UNFCCC Delegation for Nepal and WWF-Nepal; Charles Meshack – Tanzania Forest Conservation Group; and, Gwen Sissiou – Office of Climate Change and Development, Papua New Guinea.