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Paul Theme Redd&Climatechange

  1. 1. THEME: CLIMATE CHANGE SUB-THEME: REDD AND LAND USE
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>UN-Redd is one among several global climate policy initiatives proposed to address green house gas emissions & climate change </li></ul><ul><li>There are plans to include REDD as part of the CDM after expiry of the current Kyoto protocol in 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>Redd has the potential to address a substantial share of the world’s emissions which come from deforestation </li></ul><ul><li>Goal of Redd; a viable, international well funded mechanism to give tropical forest countries economic incentive to slow down the rate of deforestation and degradation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction Cont’d <ul><li>The implementation design about Redd is ongoing-high level discussion expected to take place in Copenhagen in December 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Redd can be viewed as part of wider land use policy issue (keep forest or use the land for alternative use e.g. for growing biofuel crops?) </li></ul><ul><li>Likely impacts of Redd in the economy not clear (land use competetion, capacity issues, costs of monitoring & verification, design issues, supply/demand on forest products, e.t.c.) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Broad areas of research interest <ul><li>Likely impacts of Redd & land use changes remain unclear; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design issues (programs/projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land competetion with alternative uses (biofuel induced land rents) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs of monitoring & verification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effects on supply/demand on forest products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to CDM (afforestation projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PES & forest concessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributional impacts of REDD (it overlaps with environmental Justice sub-theme); The induced land rents and bio-fuels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rangelands: carbon sequestration and balances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tenure issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation policies </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Proposed/ongoing projects <ul><li>Economic impacts of Redd; (Case of Kenya, Paul) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>land use competition (Case study of Kenya-Paul) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs & benefits of Redd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cross-country comparisons; Jintao- China; Juan/Allen-Central America; Paul-Kenya; others? </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts of bio-fuels production in land markets in Costa Rica and Central America (Francisco & others). </li></ul><ul><li>The effects of efficiency of conservation policies on supply of carbon; Juan & Allen-Costa Rica </li></ul><ul><li>Corruption and forestry; Razack (Tanzania), Wilfred-Kenya; others? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Way forward <ul><li>More people to express interest for new or existing topics </li></ul><ul><li>A short draft introduction of the sub-theme to be circulated to the group </li></ul><ul><li>Responses/additions & further discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Harmonization workshop (?) </li></ul><ul><li>Further development of the sub-theme (re-organise? Merge?) </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to the bigger proposal for the next phase </li></ul>

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