Asia Forest Partnership Meeting Examines Governance Beyond Copenhagen

6 August 2010: The ninth meeting of the Asia Forest Partnership Dialogue, titled "Forest Governance Challenges Beyond Copenhagen," examined the linkages between forest governance and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

The Dialogue took place in Bali, Indonesia, from 4-6 August 2010. In plenary sessions, participants heard presentations on: national policy initiatives related to REDD+, including on the REDD-readiness of Indonesia and Viet Nam; progress related to sub-national forest carbon initiatives in Indonesia; and synergies between national and international initiatives related to sustainable forests and REDD+, including on the significance of the US Lacey Act for REDD+ efforts in Southeast Asia; and illegal logging in Indonesia and Cambodia. Participants also met in working groups to discuss the role of various actors who influence decisions on REDD+ and governance, and to address issues of legality and synergies with REDD+. Presentations from the Dialogue are available online. [Meeting Abstracts]