Seminar: Jan Fehse, "Implementing REDD – an overview of activities, markets and investments"

Past Event

25 November 2011, 5:15pm - 7:00pm

School of Geography and Environment
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

This seminar is hosted by the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests

Speaker: Jan Fehse, Independent Consultant

Summary: The final talk in the OCTF Michaelmas Term 2011 seminar series will discuss what actual and potential activities can be implemented both on the national and project level to reduce emissions from and enhance carbon stocks in tropical forests. It will discuss financing mechanisms (public and market-based) and how these determine current investments into activities. Examples will be given from the presenter’s own experience in developing countries.

Biography: Jan Fehse is an ecologist who has spent over eleven years working directly in relation to carbon forestry projects in the framework of the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and voluntary carbon standards, being closely involved with project design and formulation, carbon modeling, financial structuring and credit commercialization. Jan worked for ten years with leading carbon project aggregator and broker EcoSecurities and is now an independent consultant. He has worked with numerous carbon forestry projects around the world, for a wide range of clients from governments, multilateral and development organizations, to NGOs and the private sector. Jan has on-the-ground field experience with the technical and scientific aspects of quantification and monitoring of carbon dynamics in forest systems. In addition, Jan has in-depth knowledge of the global carbon market and global climate change policy, in particular in relation to the land use and forestry sector, and has run various courses and workshops in this field.

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This seminar will be followed by drinks