Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services
IGES REDD+ Seminar 2014

Bridging local perspectives and global environmental agendas in forest management

REDD+ has been identified as an important element of climate mitigation actions by many developing countries as well as in the Joint Crediting Mechanism, while Parties to the UNFCCC have agreed that the participation of indigenous peoples and local communities should be promoted in all phases of REDD+. Participation of indigenous and local communities is also key to the success of the Convention on Biological Diversity, which recognises that many indigenous and local communities have traditional dependence on biological resources.

To ensure full and effective participation of communities in forest management requires understanding of local contexts. These contexts include dynamics within the many communities that live in and on forest fringes, government policies for land, resource and forest administration, and competing demands on forest land and resources.

Global environmental agendas bring objectives for climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, etc. into forest management in these complex local settings. Building bridges between the objectives of global environmental agendas and community perspectives in forest management is both a necessary and challenging task.

This international seminar aimed to share practical ideas on how communities can participate in the realisation of the global agendas on climate change and the conservation of biodiversity through forest management. The seminar seeked to highlight forms of participation that contribute to global environmental objectives as well as community development and resilience. The seminar focused on community participation in REDD+, though it also considers how communities can participate in realising the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and on the relevance of locally managed forests to community adaptive capacity.

Date & Time Tuesday 21 October, 10:00-17:00 (Open 9:30-)
Venue International House of Japan (IHJ),
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 » access
Organiser Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Partners Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
Global Canopy Programme
Language English /Japanese with simultaneous interpreting
Number of participants Approx. 70
Fee Free
Summary PDF(640KB)
Poster (640KB)
Presenter / Presentation materials
Henry Scheyvens, IGES
"IGES REDD+ seminar “Bridging local perspectives and global environmental agendas in forest management”
Makino Yamanoshita, IGES
"Update on UNFCCC REDD+ negotiations"
Lucy Goodman, Senior Project Manager - Community Forest Monitoring, Global Canopy Programme(UK)
"Update on CBD and thoughts on how community‐based monitoring can contribute to REDD+ and biodiversity reporting requirements of the UNFCCC and CBD"
"The challenges and opportunities of incorporating community data into a National Forest Monitoring System"
Jo Ann L. Guillao, Program Staff, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Program, TEBTEBBA (Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education)(Philippines)
"Demonstrating Indigenous Peoples’ Self-Determined Development in Community-based Monitoring and Information Systems"
Khondoker M. Hossain, Pro Vice Chancellor Bangladesh Open University(Bangladesh)
"The Role of Homestead Forests to Community Resilience and Adaptation Capacity to Climate Change: Experiences from Bangladesh"
Nguyen Trung Thong, Multiple Benefits REDD+ Project, SNV-Netherland Development Organization(Vietnam)
"Participatory Forest Monitoring: How our work is informing REDD+?"
Ahmad Kusworo, Technical Advisor, Indonesia Program, Fauna & Flora International (Indonesia)
"Community Forestry REDD+ Projects in Indonesia"
Stefanus J. Bekker, Trans Boundary Director, Carbon and Biodiversity (CarBi), WWF Greater Mekong(Laos) PDF(7.0MB)
Smeun Boreyroth, Deputy Executive Director, Natural Resource Management and REDD+, Children Development Association(Cambodia) PDF(1.6MB)
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