Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for REDD+ Day

16 October 2012: The Rio Conventions Pavilion at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India, convened for REDD+ Day on 16 October 2012.

The event included the launch of the “Little Forest Finance Book” and the UN-REDD “Policy Brief on Multiple Benefits.” Panel sessions also convened, including on: REDD+, biodiversity and ecosystem services for a green economy; key findings of the new Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) assessment; and on REDD+ and biodiversity safeguards - best practices in governance and safeguarding biodiversity - - towards common guidance by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and CBD.

During the high-level panel, CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias stressed that Aichi Biodiversity Targets will not be achieved by regulatory and command and control approaches alone, calling for alternative incentive measures. He suggested that, if properly implemented, REDD+ provides a needed enabling environment providing potential win-win solutions.

The Pavilion is a collaborative outreach activity of the Secretariats of the Rio Conventions (the UNFCCC, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the CBD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and 25 other international, national and local partners. [IISD RS Coverage of Rio Conventions Pavilion]