Turning REDD+ around: breaking boundaries and bridging divisions: Working towards a balanced climate, biodiversity and community approach
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By Jan Willem den Besten, IUCN NL. This presentation was held at the side event of Wetlands International at the UNFCCC Climate conference in Doha in December 2012. See www.wetlands.org/doha

By Jan Willem den Besten, IUCN NL. This presentation was held at the side event of Wetlands International at the UNFCCC Climate conference in Doha in December 2012. See www.wetlands.org/doha

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  • Turning REDD+ around: breaking boundaries and bridging divisions Working towards a balanced climate, biodiversity and community approach Jan Willem den Besten, IUCN NLIUCN Netherlands Committee Doha, 6 December 2012
  • This Presentation 1) IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands 2) Our partners in the REDD+ space 3) Challenges 4) Turning REDD+ around 5) Enabling a blanced approach to REDD+IUCN Netherlands Committee Doha, 6 December 2012
  • Work by IUCN Committee of The Netherlands -> Platform for 38 Dutch members of IUCN -> Financing projects in the South -> Private Sector and Leaders for Nature -> Influencing policy -> Trade and production chainsIUCN Netherlands Committee Doha, 6 December 2012
  • Partners and REDD+ Where do we find ourselves and what investments are most suitable? Forest Governance Project Registration Issuing Consultations development Validation verified Capacity building Quantifying Certification credits FPIC CarbonIUCN Netherlands Committee Doha, 6 December 2012
  • Challenges • Technology - heavy • Seizure of organisations’ resources • Challenge of organisations’ capacities • Complicated registry issues • Long-term financial uncertaintyIUCN Netherlands Committee Doha, 6 December 2012
  • Basic Tensions • Carbon or biodiversity? • People as drivers of deforestation or drivers of change? • International efforts and standardizing, national sovereignty or empowering local actors? • Funds or markets?IUCN Netherlands Committee Doha, 6 December 2012
  • Turning REDD+ Around • REDD+ as Investments in landscapes • REDD+ as seed money for communities • Aspirational, enabling safeguards to ‘do good’ • Aligning REDD+ and Agriculture • Focus on drivers of deforestationIUCN Netherlands Committee Doha, 6 December 2012
  • Balance carbon, biodiversity and communities • Greening REDD+: prioritize biodiversity • Balancing carbon with community engagement • Implementing the UNFCCC safeguards • Stacking income streams: REDD+, PES, NTFPs, sustainable agro forestry, bio-rights and micro finance • Broad set of landscapes: mangroves, peatlandIUCN Netherlands Committee Doha, 6 December 2012
  • Enabling a balanced approach • Clarification of rights and small holder access • Building national REDD+ frameworks • Legal frameworks and legislative reform • Tailor to regional and locality specific situations • NAMAS and sectoral approaches to tackle driversIUCN Netherlands Committee Doha, 6 December 2012
  • Enabling a balanced approach • Jurisdictional and nested approaches • Streamline standards • FPIC, customary mapping • Upfront, dedicated finance • Raising private and public financeIUCN Netherlands Committee Doha, 6 December 2012
  • Finally…. • Political Will • Champions • Public supportIUCN Netherlands Committee Doha, 6 December 2012
  • ThanksIUCN Netherlands Committee Doha, 6 December 2012