Oslo REDD Exchange 2013

Deforestation contributes to an approximate of 15 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions, and threatens the livelihood of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people. Since 2007 Norway has contributed with NOK three billion annually to change this situation. 

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What are the experiences to date? How can these experiences be used to shape the way forward for REDD+? How can the international community contribute?

29 and 30th October the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative invites over 400 international participants form civil society, government, private business sector and academia to the conference Oslo REDD Exchange 2013 to discuss these issues, and to contribute to pushing the REDD+ agenda forward. 

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Program and participation

As part of an exciting and extensive program, participants will, among others, be able to hear: 

  • Gregory Barker, Minister of State at the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), UK
  • James Astill, Political Editor, The Economist (moderator)

The Conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, centrally located in Oslo.

Conference dinner at the Ekeberg restaurant

All conference participants are invited to attend the official REDD Exchange 2013 conference dinner on October 29th. Click here to read more about the conference dinner.  

Issues to be addressed

After five years on the international and national policy arena REDD+ has gained considerable influence in the international debate on climate, forests and green development strategies, and much has been done both internationally and nationally to contribute to a reduction in deforestation rates. 

What are the experiences to date, and how can these be used to push the REDD + agenda forward?
Oslo REDD Exchange 2013 will, amongst other, address the following issues:

  • National progress in REDD
  • Negotiations and finance
  • Climate smart landscapes
  • Land rights and indigenous people’s rights
  • REDD+ and gender
  • Deforestation free supply chains
  • Finance mechanisms for REDD and Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV)

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The Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative

Oslo REDD Exchange 2011