RRI Dialogue Addresses REDD Issues

7 April 2010: The fourth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests Governance and Climate Change took place on 6 April 2010, in London, UK, and was attended by representatives of over 20 countries. Two sessions took place in the morning, addressing: perspectives on the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, plus conservation (REDD+) process, architecture, standards and role of non-governmental actors; and issues, options and recommended principles and criteria for proposed interim and global REDD+ architectures.

During the first session, participants heard reports from representatives of the French and Norwegian Governments on the results of the International Conference on the Major Forests Basins, held on 11 March 2010, in Paris, France, and the process and proposed outcomes for follow-up meeting in Oslo, Norway, respectively. Representatives of indigenous peoples and civil society then gave their perspectives on the Paris-Oslo Initiative, UNFCCC process and other REDD+ issues. During the second session, RRI introduced principles and criteria for effectiveness in emerging REDD+ arrangements, followed by the panel discussion on proposals from civil society, communities and indigenous peoples on the architecture of REDD+. [IISD RS Coverage] [Meeting Website]