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Social Dimensions of REDD+: Current Practice and Challenges Open Forum

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USAID, through the Forest Carbon, Markets, and Communities (FCMC) Program, will host an open public forum (21 October 2011) on to discuss how to effectively promote and develop the international REDD+ architecture, assess the progress to date on these essential social issues, and to reach consensus on areas needing further collaboration and support.
When Oct 21, 2011
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC.
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Attendees Full Day Event Open to the Public requires Registration
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October 21, 2011 9:00AM – 5:00 PM
Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC.
 
 
 
Registration is required for this event, so please click the link below to fill out our online registration form. Once your form has been processed, we will send you a confirmation letter to print out. 
 
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Please bring this confirmation letter with you to the event. Kindly note that we need you to register by 5:00pm on Monday, October 17th, as the seating for this event is limited. We also will provide lunch, so we need to know exactly how many will be coming, so that we can plan accordingly.
 
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Ongoing work on forestry and climate change, especially with respect to developing approaches for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation-Plus (REDD+), is increasingly recognizing the importance of social and environmental soundness in program development and implementation. The issue of social and environmental soundness encompasses a wide range of elements – safeguards and standards, co-benefits and costs, stakeholder engagement, and impact assessment as well as the provision of information and monitoring, reporting, and verification of non-carbon benefits.
At the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) 16 in Cancun, Mexico, agreement was reached that countries should develop, implement, and report upon their social and environmental safeguards, and the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) was instructed to work and report on this issue at the upcoming COP 17 in Durban, South Africa in late 2011. The social dimensions of REDD+ warrant particular attention, given the need to consider indigenous peoples, gender issues, human rights, democracy, governance, land tenure, benefit-sharing and distribution – in terms of policy, guidelines, and practice.
 
To effectively promote and develop the international REDD+ architecture, it is vital, therefore, to assess the progress to date on these essential social issues, and to reach consensus on areas needing further collaboration and support. USAID, through the Forest Carbon, Markets, and Communities (FCMC) Program, will host an open public forum (21 October 2011) on these issues. This full-day event will be open to all interested parties, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. The ideas from this event will be useful for USAID and other development partners in planning how to target their future support for REDD+. Kindly reserve the date for this important event.
 
If you have any questions regarding the event, including information regarding the agenda, please contact Colin Silver at events@fcmcglobal.org. We are looking forward to your participation and hope to see you soon.
 
Sincerely,
USAID and FCMC
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