IIED at UNFCCC COP20 and Global Landscapes Forum, Lima, Peru
This year IIED had 20 events in Lima, from REDD+, equity and forest governance, to indigenous peoples' knowledge in building adaptation strategies, to fitting forests into the Sustainable Development Goals. IIED and CIFOR co-hosted a discussion forum at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) on Enabling forest landscapes to score Sustainable Development Goals
, including high-level panellists from Peru, Indonesia, IIED, CIFOR and the World Bank. The session reviewed progress and discussed the best way forward to incorporating forests and a landscape approach in the SDGs, both in their formulation and in their implementation. Results of the session were fed into one of nine key messages of relevance to the international climate and development agenda in the GLF Outcome Statement
, which was circulated during COP20.
RECOFTC and IIED co-organised a side-event at the UNFCCC COP 20, entitled ‘Approaches to equity in forest governance: Lessons for safeguard development’
. Speakers working on forestry and climate change in Asia and Africa reflected on experiences strengthening equity in forest. governance, and associated challenges and opportunities, with a view to share lessons learned to inform safeguard development in REDD+ For more information on IIED’s contribution to that discussion please see our blog on Why the private sector must be included in efforts to curb deforestation
In Bolivia, the state is providing support to encourage community organisations to trial innovative new business models that challenge free market norms. Could such new ways of doing business also deliver greater benefits for the planet?
Where will the investment come from to scale up successful locally controlled forestry? That was the question facing participants at a recent South-North Dialogue in Helsinki, Finland.
The Forest and Farm Facility is now operating in ten countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Find out all the latest news on the project webpage