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International Seminar

International Seminar

Key to expand REDD-plus
- Approaches and Challenges for REDD-plus learned from practice in the field -

Date and Venue

February 7, 2018 10:00-17:30

International Conference Hall, Tokyo International Exchange Center
(Tokyo Academic Park, 2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8630 Japan)


Regarding REDD-plus, fundamental framework for its implementation, such as monitoring, safeguards and result based finance, was adopted at 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) of UNFCCC held in Warsaw in 2013. And it was encouraged to take actions to implement and support REDD-plus activities in the Paris Agreement adopted at COP21 in 2015 and entered into force in November 2016.

In light of these circumstances, expectation for REDD-plus that has high potential to produce diverse effects such as conservation of forest ecosystems and biodiversity and alleviation of poverty in local communities, is increasing. Now, many developing countries are working on the promotion of REDD-plus. It is necessary to design and organize international institutions of REDD-plus including financial mechanism and to encourage the private sector to participate in the REDD-plus. Furthermore, it is required to organize various technical outcomes that will support these mechanisms as the result of research and development.

In this seminar, focusing on technical challenges such as development of low-cost measuring method for emission reductions in accordance with national circumstances and evaluation of local level activities of REDD-plus under national emission reductions, we will share outcomes of those and discuss how to promote the participation of the private sector into REDD-plus.

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Key Questions

  • How to accurately measure emission reductions at low cost ?
  • What are the future challenges of MRV learned during the establishment of the reference level in developing countries ?
  • How to allocate carbon credits and other profits among stakeholders when more than one project are working in the same area ?
  • What supports are needed for the implementation of REDD-plus by the private sector in view of safeguards ?


Keynote speech  Implementation and Future Challenges of REDD-plus - Toward harmonizing benefits of local communities and forest conservation -

Prof. Toshinori Okuda (Hiroshima University)

Session 1   Measurement of emission reductions and development of reference level

Dr. Julian Fox (FAO)
Dr. Nguyen Dinh Hung (Forest Inventory and Planning Institute、Viet Nam)
Mr. Kei Suzuki (Japan Forest Technology Association)

Session 2   REDD-plus activities at local level and participation of the private sector in REDD-plus

Ms. Milagros Sandoval (Conservation International Peru)
Dr. Kimiko Okabe (FFPRI)

Panel discussion   Future challenges to promote REDD-plus with private sector participation
Prof. Toshinori Okuda
Mr. Kei Suzuki
Forestry Agency
Dr. Julian Fox
Ms. Milagros Sandoval
Dr. Nguyen Dinh Hung
Dr. Kimiko Okabe