Joanna Durbin, CCBA Director, participated in the following side events at the UNFCCC COP19 in Warsaw:
1. Getting REDD+ Off The Ground: Challenges and opportunities
Organized by CIFOR on 15th November (10.00-12.00 Column Hall, University of Warsaw), the objective of this event was to provide a platform for discussion on implementation challenges experienced by REDD+ sub-national initiatives, and what can be done to overcome these. Joanna Durbin gave a key note speech about REDD+ challenges and opportunities from experience of social and environmental standards,
More information, copies of the presentations and a video of the full event are available here.
A summary of the event is available at IISD’s On the Side and IISD also prepared a short video about the event
2. Evolving Requirements and Solutions for REDD+ Monitoring, with Community Focus
Organized by University of Twente, Wageningen University, Global Canopy Programme and Global Observation for Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC/GOLD) on 12th November (16.45-18.15 Room Torun at the COP venue), this event provided information about different monitoring requirements for REDD+ (sub-national performance, agriculture, benefit sharing, and particularly community involvement) by researchers and technical experts in the context of different country circumstances. Joanna Durbin spoke about community participation in safeguards monitoring for REDD+. Presentations are available here.