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Asia Pacific Climate Week 2021 Side event

Asia Pacific Climate Week 2021 Side event
"Utilizing forest functions for mitigating and adapting to climate change"

Date

July 7, 2021 from 08:00 to 08:55 (JST)

Concept

To address the challenges of climate change, it is necessary to consider both mitigation and adaptation measures. Forest ecosystems and their sustainable management can contribute both to mitigation and adaptation as an integral part of the climate solution. As for mitigation measures, the Paris Agreement highlights the importance of REDD-plus, a framework to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. On the other hand, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, adopted at the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction, emphasizes the need to address climate change adaptation and the role of forests reducing the impacts of climate-related disasters.

This side event will explore the potential of forests for mitigating climate change as well as for adapting to climate change in the tropics. REDD-plus, one of the important international climate mitigation commitments, can contribute to reducing deforestation and forest degradation keeping forests in good condition and maximize forests' capacity for natural disaster risk reduction. In the other hand, forests provide valuable direct and indirect ecosystems service which are crucial for the adaptation of people to the adverse impact of climate change. In some areas in the world, those ecosystem services provided by forests are the only safety net for the poor and most vulnerable people to cope with extreme events (droughts, floods, etc.). In this side event, we would like to discuss not only the potential of forest-based mitigation and adaptation measures but also obstacles for achieving them.

The event will feature six short presentations on REDD-plus and Forest-based Disaster Risk Reductions (F-DRR) and a panel discussion, which will also include comments and queries from the (online) participants.

The event will be broadcasted on YouTube Live. (https://youtu.be/QCnRGKwNMXM)

Comments and questions to this event can be sent to redd-rd-center@ffpri.affrc.go.jp

Program

Opening remarks

Seeking synergies between REDD-plus and F-DRR
Dr. Takeshi Toma (FFPRI)

Presentation

  • Japanese forest technologies for disaster risk reduction in developing countries
    Dr. Wataru Murakami, Dr. Takashi Okamoto and Dr. Takahisa Furuichi (FFPRI)
  • Halting and reversing deforestation and forest degradation: legal and sustainable supply chains
    Dr. MA Hwan-Ok (ITTO)
  • How to make adaptation and mitigation actions gender responsive? Insights from a case study in Indonesia
    Dr. Houria Djoudi, Ms. Nining Liswanti, Ms. Tamara Ade Ryane (CIFOR)
  • Forest-based mitigation and adaptation in the Philippines
    Dr. Rodel D. Lasco (ICRAF/ OML Center)
  • Forest based mitigation and adaptation in Vietnam
    Dr. Vu Tan Phuong (Vietnam Academy of Forest Sciences)
  • Forests for community well-being as an approach for climate change mitigation and adaptation
    Dr. Makino Yamanoshita and Dr. Hideyuki Kubo (IGES)

Discussion

Information on APCW2021 (external link)

Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2021
https://unfccc.int/APCW2021

Regional Climate Weeks
https://unfccc.int/climate-action/regional-climate-weeks

Organizers

Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Oscar M. Lopez Center (OMLC)
Vietnam Academy of Forest Sciences (VAFS)
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)