This event is hosted by the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests
Speaker: Joel Scriven, UN-REDD Programme, Forestry Department, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) of the United Nations.
Abstract: Though the REDD+ mechanism under the UNFCCC is not yet fully formed, decisions adopted in Copenhagen and Cancun have set out many of the requirements. This talk outlines what has been decided to date on monitoring and MRV for REDD+, and the resultant practical implications for developing countries aiming to implement REDD+. Cases will be taken from first-hand experience in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific over the past year while working for the UN-REDD Programme.
Biography: Joel completed his DPhil at the ECI in late 2010, which examined the local engagement of REDD+ in the buffer zones of national parks in the Peruvian Amazon. Addressing the social, economic and governance characteristics of these areas, his research served to highlight the ways in which flexibility can be incorporated into the REDD+ mechanism to facilitate local participation and sustainability. Since November 2010 Joel has been working at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) within the UN-REDD Programme, focusing on capacity building on REDD+ monitoring and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) in the Asia-Pacific region.
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