Food Security and forest conservation – a challenge for REDD+?

Expansion of agriculture (including timber and biofuel) has been one of the main drivers of deforestation and thereby being one of the main direct and indirect emitter of greenhouse gasses.
Mar. 10 2016

11:30 - 14:00

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Auditorium 4th floor

Ruseløkkveien 26, 0251 Oslo

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Africa will need to double its production of food in the years to come. The potential effects on the forests is clear, if productivity in agriculture remains stagnant. How can REDD+ programs address this challenge?


12:30  Opening

  • Introduction and welcome by Silje Haugland, Norad

12:40 Presentations 

  • Food Security and forests – a win-lose relationship or can REDD+ make a difference. Arild Angelsen, Norwegian University for Life Sciences  (NMBU)
  • Addressing food security in REDD+ programs – Eirik Lindebjeg, WWF Norge
  • Forest and agricultural productivity, Bernard Stormyr, Yara
  • REDD+ and food security – Key challenges and approaches.Ministry of Climate and Environment 

14:20  Panel 

  • NICFI, NMBU, WWF, The Development Fund, Norad

15:30 Summing up  

  • Norad – Section for Climate, Forest and Green Economy