Non-market-based approaches to reducing deforestation and forest degradation

SIDE EVENT – Wednesday, 5 June, 15:30 – 17:00 pm

Room WIND, Ministry of Environment

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In light of the current crisis in international carbon markets, there is a clear need for more reliable, sustainable and equitable approaches to reducing deforestation and forest degradation.  In this side event, a new report will be presented that highlights how perverse incentives can be redirected and how support can be provided to the biocultural approaches of Indigenous Peoples and traditional local communities. Examples will be offered of effective non-market approaches that enhance the carbon and non-carbon benefits of forests for climate change mitigation and adaptation and avoid the plethora of negative impacts that market approaches are known to have. The report and side event are co-sponsored by the Global Forest Coalition, the ICCA Consortium, Econexus and the Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative.

Speakers include:

Ravi Prabhu, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya

Susanne Gura, researcher for Econexus, Germany

Grace Balawag, Tebtebba, Philippines

Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition/Sobrevivencia-Paraguay

For more information: simone.lovera@globalforestcoalition.org, Tel: 31-6-15345379.

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