Taking Stock of REDD+: Past, Present and Future

EII’s Executive Director Dan Nepstad speaks at the Discussion Forum on the second day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2015, in Paris, France alongside COP 21. Underway for almost a decade, REDD+ still has not yet reached the potential originally envisioned. This notwithstanding, it remains a leading policy and technical option for mitigating climate change within and beyond the forest sector. Building on years of research, practical, and policy experience, the speakers in this session take stock of the past, present, and future of REDD+.

Dr. Nepstad begins speaking at 39:30.

Moderator:

Arild Angelsen, Professor of Economics, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Speakers:

William Boyd, Senior Advisor, Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force
Christine Dragisic, Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State (REDD+ negotiator)
Daniel Nepstad, President and Executive Director, Earth Innovation Institute
Gustavo Suarez de Freitas, Executive Coordinator, National Forest Conservation Program for Climate Change Mitigation, Ministry of Environment, Peru
Louis Verchot, Director of Environment Research, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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