26 March 2015

Forests and climate change: Lessons from UNREDD

A recent DIIS seminar reviewed progress in one of the major REDD+ initiatives, namely the UNREDD programme which aims to support developing countries in reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation.

Mike Speirs, Senior Adviser to UNREDD, presented progress to date and future prospects for the programme. This was followed by comments and questions from the attending participants.

Discussion points included the need to address the rights of forest communities, the importance of addressing the actual drivers of deforestation and degradation, and avoiding that REDD+ is seen by national governments as a silver bullet that relieves them of other forest governance responsibilities.

Download Mike Speirs' presentation here.

Story from DIIS.