Forest Day at UNFCCC COP 13

Shaping the global agenda for forests and climate change

On Saturday, CIFOR and the Collaborative Partnership on Forestswill bring together the world's pre-eminent forest stakeholders, agendasetters and policymakers to address the key forest and climate issuesof our time. The event will occur alongside this week's major UNFCCC13th Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, also in Bali.Activities will include some thirty diverse and dynamic forums forcommunity, corporate and government participants to present findings,engage in discourse, and develop solutions.

The plenaries, panels, side-events, and poster sessions will focus on issues such as:

  • Carbon-sequestration, mitigation, adaptation, and baselines;

  • Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing countries (REDD);

  • Poverty, livelihoods, equity, and justice;

  • Biodiveristy;

  • Data collection, methodologies and impact pathways;

  • Rights, compliance, laws and enforcement; and

  • Forest investment and payments for environmental services.

The full program is available here.

In the afternoon session, CIFOR, IUCN, ICRAF, Intercooperation, and others will discuss "Efficiency versus equity: What are the tradeoffs and can they be managed?"

Forest Day is sponsored by CIFOR and CPF members: FAO, ICRAF, CBD, ITTO, IUCN, IUFRO, UNEP, UNFF, World Bank, UNDP, and GEF.

Events will be held at the Ayodya Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Saturday December 8, 2007 from 9:00 – 18:00.

For more information click here or contact: Rachel Carmenta, Climate Change Research Officer, CIFOR.