Event: Sharing knowledge from REDD+ projects in Ghana, Mexico and Peru

On September 29, 2016, IUCN’s Global Forest Programme (GFP) is hosting a learning exchange on benefit sharing mechanisms in REDD+ initiatives at the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Assembly Meeting. The event is taking place in Accra, Ghana and will be live streamed so you can tune in.  

Women cooking on fire near thatched roof house

The FCPF is a partnership of governments, civil society organisations, businesses and indigenous peoples working on reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation, an approach commonly known as REDD+. Benefit sharing mechanisms – that outline how the monetary and non-monetary benefits of projects are channeled to various stakeholders – are critical to the success of REDD+. IUCN and its partners have been working in several tropical countries to ensure that, by 2020, REDD+ initiatives deliver tangible economic and environmental benefits.  

The IUCN-hosted session at the FCPF meeting will showcase how Ghana, Mexico and Peru are designing and scaling up REDD+ frameworks that are rights-based and pro-poor. It will build upon the work IUCN has been doing in these countries in collaboration with the Forest Commission, Ghana; the Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), Mexico; Conservation International (CI); the Ministry of Environment (MINAM), Peru and other organisations. A key component of the discussion will be how equitable and pro-poor benefit sharing and incentive mechanisms can encourage forest-dependent communities to act on deforestation and degradation. Speakers will place these mechanisms within a rights-based and sustainable livelihoods framework approaches and will touch upon several cross-cutting issues such as gender, the definition and scope of benefits, tenure rights, poverty and indigenous peoples.

This will be followed by a guided discussion and a Q&A session. Speakers include Roselyn Adjei, National REDD+ Secretariat, Ghana; Fabiola Navarrete, Comisión Nacional Forestal (CONAFOR), Mexico; Kenneth Peralta Narío, MINAM, Peru; Saadia Bobtoya, Ghana Country Office, IUCN and George Akwah, REDD+ Programme Officer, GFP, IUCN.

The session will contribute to ongoing FCPF discussions on implementing performance-based payment systems for emission reductions generated by REDD+. The discussions will also build on the experiences of other countries that are at different stages in the REDD+ process, such as Nepal, the Republic of Congo, Vietnam and Chile that presented their REDD+ Readiness Packages for approval, while Cambodia, Madagascar, and Nicaragua presented their Mid-Term Progress Report on their readiness process for additional funding approval during the Participants’ Committee meeting taking place from September 26-28. IUCN’s knowledge session is part of the official programme of the Participants’ Assembly scheduled for September 29, 2016.

Join the live broadcast:

Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 10:45 am Eastern Daylight Time 

Weblink: https://worldbankgroup.webex.com/worldbankgroup/j.php?MTID=m6d0c0ffcf4a417e0e61c85cd0f1b2b7a

Meeting number: 734 895 846

Meeting password: ZcchYH48 

We’ll be tweeting updates from @IUCN_Forests.

In Ghana, IUCN has been working with the Forest Commission and other partners to support the design of national benefit sharing mechanisms for the country’s REDD+ policy. In partnership with CONABIO, CONAFOR and other civil society organisations, IUCN’s Mexico team has been focusing on supporting Quinatana Roo, Campeche and Yucatan in the develop of their tri-state sub-national REDD+ policy. In Peru, a collaborative effort with the Asociación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Integral (AIDER), MINAM and CI is contributing to the government of San Martin’s efforts to design its regional REDD+ strategy. You can read more about our work on REDD+ here.

IUCN’s REDD+ work is supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).

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