Oslo REDD Exchange 2016:

Thank you for a successful conference

14 - 15 Jun. 2016

9:00 - 17:00

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Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Holbergs gate 30

Oslo

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Thanks for a great Oslo Redd Exchange 2016 - to everyone involved; the participants and panelists, moderators, everyone following the conference online and in social media. 

- Read the Outcome Report of Oslo REDD Exchange 2016

- To see the results of the participant survey, click here

All the sessions from the conference will be made available.

To revisit the conference on norad.no, click here 

To see all the sessions on youtube.com/norad, click here 

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#OsloREDDX Flickr album Photo credit: Ken Opprann

Schedule

Day 1
14 Jun
Day 2
15 Jun
09:00
Welcoming remarks

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Room: Scandinavia Ballroom

 

  • Ms. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway

  • Erik Solheim, Chair of OECD Development Assistance Committee and Executive Director Elect UN Environment

  • Jon Lomøy, General Director of Norad

  • Read biographies of the speakers
09:45
Plenary 1: REDD+ Post-Paris: National implementation

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Room: Scandinavia Ballroom

 

Objectives:

To gather ministerial-level officials and other high-level speakers from forest-rich developing countries to discuss implementation of REDD+ at national and sub-national levels in light of the agreement reached in Paris at COP21. The panel will focus on past, current, and likely future challenges in initiating and sustaining the transformational changes required to achieve REDD+ objectives, the roles of different stakeholder groups, and support needed from international partnerships and alliances.

The panel will include attention to the broad implications of the Paris agreement for REDD+ – including INDCs, accounting, transparency, market-based mechanisms, and finance – from the perspective of government leaders and other stakeholders from REDD+ countries.

 

Background:

Since REDD+ officially entered climate negotiations under the UNFCCC in 2007, more than 50 countries have initiated national REDD+ programs. In this context, some countries have also entered into bilateral and plurilateral partnership agreements for REDD+ finance.

With REDD+ endorsed by Article 5 of the climate agreement reached in Paris in December, and many countries including commitments to reduce emissions from land-use change in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), attention is now focussed on national-level implementation.

 

Moderator: Frances Seymour, Center for Global Development

 

Speakers:

  • Shiferaw Teklemariam, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, Ethiopia
  • Paula Caballero,  Senior Director for Environment and Natural Resources, World Bank Group
  • Abdon Nababan, Secretary General of AMAN (Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of The Archipelago) 
  • Nazir Foead, Head of Peat Restoration Agency
  • Pablo Vieira Samper, Vice Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia
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Translation: Spanish, French, Portugese & Bahasa

11:00
Break
11:30
Plenary 2: REDD+ Post-Paris: International partnerships and alliances

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Room: Scandinavia Ballroom

 

Objective:

To gather ministerial-level officials and other high-level speakers from donor countries and global policy arenas to discuss how international alliances and partnerships can support national-level implementation of REDD+ in forest-rich countries.

The panel will reflect on how official climate finance, private sector initiatives, and global civil society networks have contributed to the progress of REDD+ to date, and the prospects for enhanced collaboration in the post-Paris context. The panel will include attention to the broad implications of the Paris agreement for REDD+ – including INDCs, accounting, transparency, market-based mechanisms, and finance – from the perspective of government leaders from donor countries and other stakeholders participating in global policy arenas.

 

Background:

Initial enthusiasm for REDD+ was dampened by the failure to reach a global agreement in Copenhagen in 2009, and the resulting shortfall in expected large-scale finance. But in recent years, there has been an uptick in bilateral financial commitments, and a cascade of complementary “no deforestation” commitments from the private sector.  The climate agreement reached in Paris endorsed REDD+, acknowledged the roles of non-government actors, and opened the door to Internationally Transferred Mitigation Options.

 

Moderator: Dominic Waughray, World Economic Forum

 

Speakers:

  • Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary,  Germany
  • Hindou Ibrahim, Itnt. Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change
  • Jonathan Horrell, Mondalez 
  • Naoko Ishi, CEO of Global Environment Facility
  • Victor Manuel Noriega Reategui, Governor, San Martin, Peru
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Translation: Spanish, French, Portugese & Bahasa

12:45
Lunch
Choose between 3 parallel tracks:
Parallel 1A

Brazil: Can REDD+ contribute to sustaining the miracle into a second decade?

Parallel 1B

Indonesia: Can business-as-usual deforestation be confronted and reversed?

Parallel 1C

REDD+ in the Green Economy: Transforming the forest sector in Ethiopia and Liberia

15:30
Coffee break
Choose between 3 parallel tracks:
Parallel 2A

Domestic and international options for results-based finance: Reasons for optimism?

Parallel 2B

REDD+ and Peace Processes: How can they be mutually supportive?

Parallel 2C

Advancing Indigenous People’s Rights through REDD+: Experiences from Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Guyana

17:30
End of plenary sessions on Day 1
19:00
Conference dinner.

Venue:  Oslo City Hall

Choose between 3 parallel tracks:
Parallel 3A

REDD+ in the Mayan region of Mexico: Can subnational programs be effectively linked with national results?

Parallel 3B

Kalimantan, Indonesia: What are the prospects for transformational change in land-use?

Parallel 3C

Mai Ndombe, DRC: Progressing toward payment for performance

10:25
Break
Choose between 3 parallel tracks:
Parallel 4A

Lessons from place-based initiatives: Finance, tenure, gender and linkages to national programs

Parallel 4B

Jurisdictional implementation of supply chain commitments

Parallel 4C

Practical Tools for Monitoring and Implementation

12:30
Lunch
13:30
Final voting session

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Room: Scandinavia Ballroom

14:10
Signature of joint statement

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Room: Scandinavia Ballroom

 

Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment and United States Secretary of State John Kerry signs joint statement on climate and forest.

14:30
Break
15:00
Plenary 3: The Way Forward

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Room: Scandinavia Ballroom

 

Objective:

To gather ministerial-level officials and other high-level speakers from countries implementing or supporting REDD+ to reflect on the way forward in light of the December Paris agreement and discussions held at the 2016 Oslo REDD Exchange.  Panelists will identify and comment on key next steps for national and sub-national implementation of REDD+ in forest-rich countries, as well as the highest priorities for support through international alliances and partnerships. 

 

Background:

Over the course of the course of the two-day conference, participants will have taken part in discussions related to REDD+ implementation in selected countries and sub-national jurisdictions, as well as cross-cutting themes related to financing options, corporate supply chain commitments, indigenous peoples, monitoring technologies, and many other topics.  Conference participants will have participated in voting exercises to identify the most promising ways forward.

 

Moderator:  Frances Seymour, Center for Global Development

 

Spanish, French, Portuguese & Bahasa

 

Speakers:

  • Raphael Trotman, Minister of Natural Resources, Guyana
  • Lars Løvold, Executive Director, Rainforest Foundation, Norway
  • Jonathan Pershing, Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis
  • Joenia B Carvalho (Wapichana), Roraima Indigenous Council in Brazil
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Reports:

16:00
Closing remarks

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Room: Scandinavia Ballroom

 

16:30
End of official program for Oslo REDD Exchange