CIFOR and its partners have implemented a Global Comparative Study on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (GCS REDD+) in 22 countries between 2009 and 2020. For its Phase 4, started in 2021, GCS REDD+ is being implemented in Peru, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Indonesia, with select activities in Brazil. The project aims to provide tools and lessons to decision makers and practitioners to design and implement effective, efficient and equitable policies and actions that reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation, improve the contribution of the forest sector to NDCs and guarantee the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
GCS REDD+ will focus on the co-production of knowledge in three main areas with barriers the formulation of effective, efficient and equitable policies that must be addressed to attract, manage and increase results-based finance. These three areas are: (i) greater transparency in forest monitoring, REDD+ activities, national policies, and global supply chains; (ii) more systematic evidence on what forest-friendly policies and actions work best, under what circumstances, and in what combinations; and (iii) a better understanding of the opportunities and barriers to transformational change related to the governance and political economy of forests in global, national and subnational policy arenas. The knowledge generated in this project will be used to co-produce a deforestation and forest degradation framework (“diagnostic framework”) and public policy scenarios with diverse actors through science and public policy platform that will be organized in each of the three study countries.
In each country, we will invite experts in forestry and climate change policy, agriculture, finance and development to join the Policy Advisory Group (PAG). The PAG experts will come from government agencies, academia, civil society, the private sector, indigenous organizations, and international NGOs. They will help align and link project activities with national needs and act as co-producers of knowledge through Science and Policy Platforms to support the implementation of scientific information in political processes. We will hold at least two dialogues annually to (i) promote the exchange of information and learning among key actors and share the lessons learned from other countries; (ii) promote discussion with key national stakeholders to jointly develop a deforestation and forest degradation framework, combined with policy scenarios for alternative development paths and forests; and (ii) align and link project activities with national needs.
The first meeting of the Science and Policy Platform in Peru will take place on December 13, 2021 with 25 participants from governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as scientists from CIFOR. The focus of the first event is to engage directly with Peru’s Safeguards Information System for REDD+ which was recently completed and will soon be launched. The different participants and presentations seek to establish a model of interaction between research, policy makers, practitioners and Indigenous representatives that will continue through the rest of the platform’s meetings throughout the project.
This is an invitation event only.