Global Green Economies Symposium, 19-20 June 2013

Global Symposium discusses the integration of REDD+ into a Green Economy
Jakarta, 19-20 June 2013

PDFs of all presentations made by panelists are available below, the background document can be found here and the report on the event here

The Global Symposium on REDD+ in a Green Economy was convened on the 19th and 20th of June, 2013 to reflect on lessons learned during pilot activities with the aim of giving key decision makers a better business case for protecting and restoring forests, and a more informed basis for linking REDD+ planning and investments with green economy efforts.

The Symposium was co-hosted by the Government of Indonesia and the UN-REDD Programme in partnership with the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID), the World Agroforestry Centre, the Global Green Growth Institute and the Overseas Development Institute.

Participants from six continents, 24 countries, and 31 organisations met to discuss ideas, share experience and best practices, and workshop on key issues. Highlights of the symposium included the world premiere of the UN-REDD video FORESTS: The Heart of a Green Economy, interventions from thought leaders in the field, and working group discussions on generating ideas related to research and development, cross-sectoral coordination on REDD+ and green economy linkages, and REDD+ planning at the national level.  Panels covered diverse issues including the global context, private sector engagement, and REDD+ country experiences.


June 19, 2013
Opening Remarks
Vid:    Forests: The Heart of a Green Economy
1.       H.E. Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto_REDD+ in a Green Economy_Indonesia's Perspective
2.       H.E. Prof. Dr. Emil Salim_REDD+ in a Green Economy
3.       Dr. Pavan Sukhdev_The True Value of Tropical Forests
Vid:    Dr. Pavan Sukhdev, NOAA Global Cloud Systems

Panel 1: Setting the Scene, the International Context
1.       Ms. Charlene Watson_Integrating REDD+ within a Green Economy Transition
2.       Dr. Irfa Ampri_Fiscal Framework for Indonesia's Green Economy in the Context of REDD+
3.       Dr. Mattia Romani_REDD+ as a Catalyst for Green Growth
4.       Ms. Mina Susana Setra_Green Economies from Indigenous Peoples Perspective and Interest in Indonesia

Panel 2: Private Sector Roundtable
1.       Mr. Iain Henderson_The Role of Private Sector in REDD+_And How Might Green Growth Change This
2.       Mr. Chris Webb_The Role of the Private Sector in REDD+
3.       Dr Nigel Turvey_REDD+ Risks and Rewards_A Private Sector View
4.       Mr. Dharsono Hartono_Katingan Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project
5.       Mr. Yaya Winarno Junardy_REDD+ in a Green Economy_Reaching Out and Scaling Up the Private Sector

Panel 3: Experience from REDD+ Countries
1.       Dr. Ir. Rr Endah Murniningtyas_Indonesia_Greening the National Development Plan
2.       Mr. Tat Do Troung_Linking REDD+ and the National Green Growth Strategy
3.       a. Mr. Gilbert Kilola Lutswamba_REDD+ et l'economie verte en RDC vers la Strategie Nationale du Developpement Durable (SNDD)
4.       b. Mr. Gilbert Kilola Lutswamba_REDD+ and Green Economy in DRC towards a Sustainable National Development Strategy
5.       Mr. Georges Boudzanga_Republic of Congo_Linking REDD+ Readiness and Green Economy
6.       Mr. Wubalem Tadesse_Ethiopia Sustainable Land-Use for Green Growth
7.       Mr. Samuel Kunyiha Muriithi_Kenya_Vision 2030 and Forests for National Wealth
8.       Mr. Carlos Gomez_ REDD+ Programme in Panama_Development at a CrossRoad

June 20, 2013
Working Groups
1.       Working Group 1 - National Support_What is Needed
2.       Working Group 2 - Research and Development