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2009/4 Katoomba Meeting XIV-Avoiding Deforestation in the Amazon: REDD & PES Markets (Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil)

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Contributors: The Katoomba Group, Forest Trends, The State of Mato Grosso
The Katoomba Group, Forest Trends, The State of Mato Grosso
April 1–2, 2009, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil - The meeting explored how ecosystem service payments and markets in carbon, water and biodiversity are quickly becoming key solutions to the urgent environmental problems of climate change, fresh water pollution, biodiversity loss, soil erosion and the destruction of our coastal and marine systems. A private side event also took place on April 3-4, 2009 in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
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OVERVIEW

Tropical deforestation accounts for 20 percent of heat-trapping gas emissions worldwide. In Brazil alone, 70 percent of greenhouse gases emissions come from deforestation in the Amazon region. Forest-based carbon sequestration and REDD are gaining international attention, with Brazil on the center stage, to reduce global emissions necessary to avoid dangerous climate change. More broadly, ecosystem service payments in carbon, water and biodiversity are also becoming a key solution to ensuring the continued provision of nature's services through forests, aquatic systems, biodiversity, and carbon and nutrient cycles. 

The Mato Grosso Katoomba XIV meeting in Brazil convened policy makers, the scientific community, major financial institutions, business leaders, environmental non-governmental organizations, community based organizations and indigenous groups from the Amazon region of Brazil and around the globe to discuss the current state of carbon, water and biodiversity markets and discuss how they are being created and utilized to help solve some of our most critical environmental challenges

The meeting, entitled "Katoomba XIV: Avoiding Deforestation in the Amazon: REDD and PES Markets", was co-hosted by the Katoomba Group, Forest Trends and the State of Mato Grosso, and was made possible by support from USAID through the TransLinks Cooperative Agreement and other partners.

 

KEY DOCUMENTS

 
 
This publication is designed to introduce practitioners to the carbon markets, in particular the voluntary markets, and the current climate for reforestation, afforestation and REDD projects generating carbon credits. It is a collection of articles and one book chapter commissioned by the Ecosystem Marketplace. The articles were compiled to serve as context and provide background for the Brazil Katoomba conference.
 
 

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PUBLIC MEETING - April 1–2, 2009
Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Wednesday, April 1 

Time    Description

8:00—9:00am

  REGISTRATION

9:00—10:00am

  WELCOME
  • Michael Jenkins, CEO, Forest Trends
  • Governor Blairo Maggi, State of Mato Grosso
  • Carlos Minc, Minister of Enviroment, Brazil

10:00—11:30am

  AN UPDATE FROM THE AMAZONIAN GOVERNORS

In November 2008, the governors of four Amazonian states met with the governor of California and other governors from around the world to discuss a strategy to cooperate in the fight against global warming. This session provides an opportunity to discuss the next practical steps.

Moderator: Izabella Teixeira, MMA Executive Secretary

  • Gov. Blairo Maggi, Mato Grosso: Launching of State Forum on Climate Change
  • Gov. Eduardo Braga, Amazonas: Bolsa Floresta and other programs
  • Gov. Arnóbio Marques, Acre
  • Gov. Ana Júlia Carepa, Pará
  • Gov. Waldez Góes, Amapá
  • Gov. Ivo Cassol, Rondônia
  • Gov. Marcelo Miranda, Tocantins
  • Gov. José de Anchieta Júnior, Roraima

11:30 –12:00pm

  BREAK

12:00 – 1:00pm

  DEFORESTATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
  • Tony Brunello, California Deputy Secretary for Energy and Climate Change: Developments from California and the United States
  • Prof Luiz Gylvan Meira Filho, Institute of Advance Research of the University of São Paulo

1:00-2:00pm

  LUNCH

2:00 – 2:45pm

  FOREST CARBON IN THE AMAZON

Marcus Frank, Brazilian Climate Change Department, McKinsey Brazil 

The global deal: a new McKinsey analysis of abatement opportunities for forest and land use around global climate change.

2:45 – 4:15pm

  NEW OPPORTUNITIES - THE FUTURE OF CARBON

The potential role of carbon markets in controlling deforestation and promoting sustainable development in the Amazon. Challenges from the project level to the national and global levels

Moderator: Daniel Nepstad, Moore Foundation

  • André Aquino, World Bank: BioCarbon Fund & WB Emerging Carbon Funds
  • Steve Schwartzman, Environmental Defense: REDD in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and US Legislation
  • Johannes Ebeling, EcoSecurities: Market Signals
  • Tasso Azevedo, Brazilian Ministry of the Environment: The Genesis of the Amazon Fund
  • Virgilio Viana, Fundação Amazonas Sustentável: Overcoming Political Challenges

4:15 – 4:30pm

  BREAK

4:30 – 5:45pm

  BEYOND CARBON: WATER MARKETS

How an emerging REDD framework can promote and complement other markets for conservation such as water markets.

Moderator: Barbara Bramble, US National Wildlife Federation

  • Carlos Muñoz Piña, INE: Water Payments in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Ecuador 
  • Fernando Veiga, TNC: Water Payments in Brazil
  • Devanir Garcia, Agência Nacional de Águas: National System for Water Payments
  • Dr. Tom Simpson, Water Stewardship, Inc.: Working with Agriculture and Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Adam Diamant, Electric Power Resource Institute: Power Companies and The Ohio River Valley Initiative

5:45 – 7:00pm

  BIODIVERSITY OFFSETS AND BANKING IN BRAZIL

Tools to strengthen and increase the likelihood of the success of REDD projects and derive greater value from forests

Moderator: Pedro Leitão, FUNBIO

  • Patrick Maguire and Toby Gardner, Forest Trend’s BBOP: Biodiversity Offsets
  • Gina Timotheo, The Nature Conservancy: Greener Soy
  • Ken Sanchez, US Fish & Wildlife Service: Conservation Banking in California
  • Paulo Gustavo do Prado, Conservation International–Brazil: Biodiversity, Carbon and Poverty Alleviation

8:00pm

  DINNER AND RECEPTION HOST BY THE MATO GROSSO STATE GOVERNMENT 
  • Ecosystem Marketplace, Forest Carbon Portal Presentation by Kate Hamilton: A new instrument to provide transparent information around REDD developments worldwide.

Thursday, April 2

Time   Description

8:30—9:00am

  WELCOME
  • Luis Henrique Daldegan, Environmental Secretary, State of Mato Grosso: Launching of Mato Grosso Avoided Deforestation Plan

9:00—10:45am

  THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS (PRESENTATION AND Q & A)

How to deal with the different approaches at state and federal levels. The potential challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Moderator: Mario Monzoni, Getúlio Vargas University

  • Valmir Ortega, Environmental Secretary for the State of Pará
  • Luciano Coutinho, BNDES
  • Paulo Moutinho, IPAM
  • Adriana Ramos, Instituto Socioambiental
  • Izabella Teixeira, MMA Executive Secretary

10:45—11:00am

  BREAK

11:00—12:30pm

  REDD SUB-NATIONAL INITIATIVES: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Participation of civil society as a key factor to promote REDD initiatives regionally

Moderator: Virgilio Viana, Fundação Amazonas Sustentável

  • André Lima, IPAM: Pact for Reduction of Deforestation and Forest Valorization
  • Sérgio Henrique Guimarães, Instituto Centro de Vida: REDD Plan for Mato Grosso
  • Mariano Cenamo: The Juma REDD Project – 1st CCBA Gold Project
  • Ricardo Arioli, APROSOJA
  • John Carter, Aliança da Terra

12:30—1:30pm

  LUNCH

1:30—3:00pm

  KEY INDIGENOUS AND COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES FOR THE SUCESS OF REDD AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETS REGIONALLY

Communities are the key stewards of ecosystem services. For a REDD or PES scheme to be successful, indigenous and rural communities must be involved in all phases of the project.

Moderator: Dr. Mary Allegretti

  • Dr. Vincenzo Lauriola, Advisor to the President of FUNAI
  • Almir Surui, Chief of the Surui people
  • Rubens Gomes, Grupo de Trabalho Amazônico
  • Jecinaldo Barbosa Cabral, COIAB
  • Juan Carlos Jintiach, Amazon Alliance

3:00—3:30pm

  CLOSING COMMENTS
  • Michael Jenkins, CEO, Forest Trends
  • Governor Blairo Maggi, State of Mato Grosso

CO-HOSTS:

 
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SPONSORS:

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