Tuesday, September 04, 2012
EVENT: Thirteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change
The Thirteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change, on the topic of “Scaling-Up Strategies to Reduce Emissions and Deliver Development in Forest Areas”, will take place on November 5, 2012 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
The Dialogue will take stock of the most promising and proven strategies to reduce emissions from deforestation while delivering development for the rural poor. Participants from community organizations, governments, private sector firms, donor agencies, and research and development organizations from across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America will assess the potential for expanding these strategies and making them even more effective. Topics will include corporate and government commitments to slow deforestation via their supply chains, using trade levers to promote legal forestry and trade, and tenure reforms to strengthen the rights and capacities of Indigenous Peoples and local communities to manage their forests.