Look for CEO David Antonioli and AFOLU Manager Naomi Swickard at COP-17 in Durban. The conference will be an important opportunity for us to connect with VCS stakeholders and hear your feedback and ideas.

Sunday 4 December 2011

David Antonioli will speak on CIFOR’s Forest Day panel: Financing opportunities and issues for mitigation and adaptation with a focus on the private sector

This panel will discuss private sector finance and mechanisms being developed and used to fund forest-related activities including the development of REDD.

See Forest Day agenda.

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Naomi Swickard will speak on the panel:

Knowing impacts and managing the land: Insights on good land management techniques, its impacts and supporting policy mechanisms



David Antonioli will speak on the panel:

A Topsy-Turvey World: From Top-Down to Bottom Up. Implications of a New MRV System Under the Cancun Agreements


Thursday 8 December 2011

Naomi Swickard will moderate the VCS panel: Jurisdictional and Nested REDD Goes Global

This panel will discuss work being done by VCS, in collaboration with global policymakers and experts, to develop requirements for creating integrated jurisdiction-wide REDD frameworks. These requirements will offer a pathway for crediting GHG emission reductions from projects together with reductions from jurisdictional policies and programs.

  • Andrea García-Guerrero, Colombia Ministry of Environment
  • Mariano Colini Cenamo, IDESAM (Amazon Institute of Conservation, Sustainable Development)
  • Bruno Guay, National REDD Coordination of the DRC, UNDP/UN-REDD
  • Ludovino Lopes, Ludovino Lopes Lawyers, speaking on behalf of Acre state government, Brazil
  • Robert O’Sullivan, Climate Focus