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REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
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REDDeX Synthesis Takeaways
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  • 1. Conference Synthesis What was your biggest takeaway from REDDex? *Please note, the following quotes are from REDDeX participants and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of The Nature Conservancy July 15, 2010
  • 2. Choose from one of the following categories: 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management
  • 3. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management I have learned that it is important to have a clear message for external audiences on why all this matters, to build the framework for support…
  • 4. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management What is the appropriate long-term funding for low-carbon development strategies/opportunities?
  • 5. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management REDD is part of low-carbon development, it has to be incorporated as such…
  • 6. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management REDD is a sustainable development strategy more than a conservation initiative…
  • 7. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management REDD+ is not a sector, there is no REDD+ ministry…
  • 8. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management REDD+ is a complex mechanism/goal/strategy within an even more complex setting of low carbon development. Back to basics – keep in mind what the basic thing is: to leave the trees standing…
  • 9. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management REDD is at least as much about economic development as it is about forest conservation…
  • 10. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Learn lessons from the past…
  • 11. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management There is no viable conservation plan if it does not include a development proposition…
  • 12. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management [The strategy] needs to be so ambitious that it has the potential to really change the way the world works. We need more internal capacity to deal with external factors…
  • 13. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Education at all levels is necessary to change the paradigm of development – that carbon is a new value making sustainable development worthwhile. But it takes time and commitment to build these systems…
  • 14. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management If REDD eventually becomes seen in the context of low-carbon development, then: 1) the complexity and timeframe of REDD just expanded greatly 2) National-scale REDD becomes less likely to be appropriate and province scale more likely
  • 15. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management It takes much more time, resources and planning than I had anticipated…
  • 16. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Engagement of key stakeholders and capacity building are key elements to set the right conditions to get REDD+ to work…
  • 17. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management I want to see how benefits will be shared with local communities because that is what my audiences will care about…
  • 18. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management No rights, no REDD, No REDD, fewer rights…
  • 19. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management To ensure local stakeholder involvement, you need to focus on local ownership…
  • 20. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Strengthening capacities, coordination and cooperation of stakeholders promoting communities participation are necessary to lead a REDD project…
  • 21. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Where is community?
  • 22. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Stakeholder engagement needs to happen at every stage of the main phases of REDD Program Design and Management… local empowerment is key!
  • 23. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Money is the least of our problems…
  • 24. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management We have to find ways to talk to donors about this work that are sufficiently informative to engage but not too complex to make projects seem confusing…
  • 25. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management How do we manage expectations between a developing world eager and waiting for REDD money and the still non-existent international commitments…
  • 26. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management We propose two mechanisms around REDD+: 1) Local sustainable financial markets in payments for ecosystem services 2) Establish a community fund in order to decide locally the projects that would be best to invest the resources
  • 27. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Simultaneous, multi-level, multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder involvement is a prerequisite…
  • 28. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Sometimes it is not about getting more money, but making the financial mechanisms that are already in place more efficient…
  • 29. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Discussion of “nesting” of national/sub- national has not occurred in the US. The US is behind many REDD countries (also for LCD planning and forests)…
  • 30. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management More than a method needs to be considered for baselines…
  • 31. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management MRV is a good priority for our work in Para…
  • 32. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management REDD is a good idea and is possible, but there is a lost piece. We need urgently to translate our thoughts and ideas to others, not just us. #4 needs to be translated, communicated and understandable to others. That is the best part of this meeting – there is a clear path to the future, and my mission is to let people know…
  • 33. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Let’s create MRV systems as soon as possible, for REDD and other low-carbon development priority areas…
  • 34. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management It was interesting to hear the perspective that national baselines are likely to be a completely negotiated process without reference to any empirical data. To the extent baselines are set at sub-national levels, using an empirical basis, it is unclear how these ultimately will “add-up” to a national level…
  • 35. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management We need to have more suitable institutional arrangements that could increase local ownership…
  • 36. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management There is scope for real government to government cooperation – not just financing; national governments have unique expertise in developing national systems…
  • 37. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Need to apply break-through decisions…
  • 38. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management I much better understand the legal and institutional linkages among the international, national and sub-national scales…
  • 39. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Legal and institutional linkages among sub- national government actors…
  • 40. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Building a collective understanding on how to make the complexity of REDD as simple as possible (if possible)…
  • 41. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management How does the comprehensive nature of low-carbon development strategies achieve near-term, concrete successes?
  • 42. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management The “planning phase” needs to be much shorter/quicker…
  • 43. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management I learned that knowledge management and information sharing/lesson learning is actually a key component to the success of a REDD+ program, not just an afterthought or add-on…
  • 44. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Addressing the complexity of REDD+ will really require a lot of leadership and smart problem-solving, decision-making and information management…
  • 45. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Only the simplest interventions to remove the most critical constraints – best advice ever…
  • 46. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Spatial data is needed for the design phase of a program (info on who has rights, jurisdiction and landuse), not just the accounting and MRV stage of a REDD project. This means collaboration and coordination among multiple owners of geospatial data for countries must be shared…
  • 47. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Commitment is needed for program design and analyses…
  • 48. 1. Low-carbon Development Strategy 2. Stakeholder Involvement/Benefit Sharing 3. Finance 4. Accounting Methods and MRV 5. Legal and Institutional Frameworks 6. Program Design and Management Improvement of strong skills and capacity are critical in establishing program design…

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