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UNFCCC COP24 Side Event (Japan Pavilion)

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Implementing REDD-plus with ecological landscape approaches

Report

This side event explored the way to enhance multiple environmental and social benefits of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD-plus) through ecological landscape approaches. Opening remarks were given by Mr. Koji Hongo, Deputy Director General of Forestry Agency, Japan.

The first presentation by Dr. Christopher Martius of Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), titled ‘Can REDD-plus contribute to ecological functions, ecosystem services and livelihoods beyond carbon?’, discussed the importance of integrated landscape approaches for ecosystem services for mitigation and adaptation and the policy challenges in implementing the integrated approaches. Dr. Tamotsu Sato of Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan, gave a presentation titled ‘Land sparing or land sharing: Carbon stock and biodiversity conservation in forest landscape’, which explained the scientific discussion on the effects of land-sparing to REDD-plus and biodiversity conservation.

Mr. Hiroshi Nakata of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) introduced biodiversity conservation activities in the REDD-plus project at Seima Protection Forest, eastern part of Cambodian, during his presentation on 'Ecosystem-based Landscape Approaches ? Cambodia'.

A presentation by Mr. Shinsuke Yazaki of Kanematsu Co., Ltd., Japan, titled 'Sustainable Cacao-based Agroforestry Development to Support Green Growth in Gorontalo' introduced the REDD-plus approaches contributing to the improvement of livelihoods of local people in Gorontalo Province, Indonesia, through the development of sustainable cacao supply chain in social forestry, and the rehabilitation of unproductive cacao plantation.

Ms. Rina Susanti of Keio University, Japan / North Kalimantan Provincial Government, Indonesia, gave a presentation on 'Traditional ecological knowledge of the Dayak people in North Kalimantan and REDD-plus implementation in the future', which discussed the possibility of utilizing traditional ecological knowledge such as an usage of medical plants and traditional agriculture of North Kalimantan for the REDD-plus implementation.

Key question of the panel discussion was 'what makes it possible for REDD-plus implementation to contribute to sustainable rural development in an ecological sound manner?' In the panel discussion, speakers actively discussed on challenges of coordination among stakeholders involved in REDD-plus and ecological-based approaches, participation of local people to patrol for illegal-loggings, impact of the expansion of plantations on forests, and participation of local people in REDD-plus.

Presentation Document(pdf File)

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Implementing REDD-plus with ecological landscape approaches

Schedule

13th December 2018 (Thu) 13:15-14:30

Venue

Japan Pavilion, COP24 Side Event, Katowice, Poland

Summary

REDD-plus implementation can be an instrument for promoting improved ecosystem functions for stakeholders' benefits. This side event will focus on the effects of ecological approaches to discuss on how to implement REDD-plus and planning land use in a better way by in consideration of local complex ecosystem dynamics.

Tentative programme

Moderator: Dr. Kanako Morita, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan

Opening Remarks:

 Mr. Koji Hongo, Deputy Director General, Forestry Agency, Japan

Presenters:

Dr. Christopher Martius, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Dr. Tamotsu Sato, FFPRI, Japan

Mr. Hiroshi Nakata, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) (Dr. Tom Evans, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS))

Mr. Shinsuke Yazaki, Kanematsu Co. Ltd.

Ms. Rina Susanti, Keio University, Japan / Industry, Trade and SME Agency of North Kalimantan Province, Indonesia

Panel discussion

What makes it possible for REDD+ implementation to contribute to sustainable rural development in an ecological sound manner ?

Contact

REDD R&D Center, FFPRI, Japan: Dr. Kanako Morita, climate@ffpri.affrc.go.jp

Flyer of this COP24 Side Event (Japan Pavilion)