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ITTO Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop to Focus on Afforestation and Reforestation Projects Development under the CDM

August 2008: The International Tropical Timber Organization

(ITTO) is organizing, with the support of the Government of Korea through the

Seoul National University, an Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Afforestation

and Reforestation Projects Development under the Clean Development Mechanism

(AR-CDM), which will be held from 8-12 September 2008, in Seoul, Korea.

The

workshop aims to promote the understanding of the rules and procedures of

AR-CDM and encourage country-level initiatives in promoting AR-CDM project

activities in accordance with the ITTO Guidelines for the Restoration,

Management and Rehabilitation of Degraded and Secondary Tropical Forests. The

specific objectives of the event include: enhancing participants' knowledge of

AR-CDM projects, including introduction to baseline and monitoring

methodologies; familiarizing participants with the financial and investment

issues relating to AR-CDM projects; promoting the exchange of experiences in

the development of AR-CDM projects through case studies; enhancing the capacity

of project proponents in preparing the AR-CDM Project Design Document; and

facilitating the exchange of views on reducing emissions from deforestation and

forest degradation (REDD). [Workshop

website]