Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+ 2021

REVISITING THE REDD+ SCHEME AND THE EFFECTS OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION

Almost 10 years after the publication of the global assessment report by the GFEP Global Expert Panel on Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+, a new report shall follow up and update the latest available knowledge on the effects of REDD+ implementation. The study shall address questions such as: How have the governance and operationalization of REDD+ changed in the last years? What are the outcomes and influences on carbon, biodiversity, and well-being of implementing REDD+? What challenges is the mechanism facing? What are the lessons learnt and what are possible pathways into the future?

The report, which is expected to be launched in spring 2022, shall inform ongoing policy discussions on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Preliminary outcomes will already be available this fall and will be of special relevance to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, and the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP16), the date of which has not yet been confirmed. The study shall also provide input to future sessions of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) and the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

10 YEARS OF REDD+: OUTCOMES AND SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS ON FORESTS, CARBON, BIODIVERSITY AND PEOPLE.
Follow-up Study GFEP Report ‘Understanding Relationships between Biodiversity, Carbon, Forests and People: The Key to Achieving REDD+ Objectives’ - IUFRO World Series Vol. 31
CONCEPT NOTE


The team of authors for this study has been selected based on the 2012 Global Expert Panel on Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+, and is composed of:

  • Valerie Kapos, Head of Programme – Climate change and biodiversity (UNEP-WCMC), UK
  • Stephanie Mansourian, Consultant – Environment and development, Switzerland
  • Constance McDermott, Oxford University, UK
  • John Parrotta, U.S. Forest Service, USA
  • Bhaskar Vira, University of Cambridge, UK