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VCS Event: Bridging the REDD+ Gap from Projects to Programs

Please join us at Carbon Expo for a side event on government and private sector efforts to scale up to first-of-their-kind integrated jurisdictional REDD+ programs.

Jurisdictional REDD+ programs present a major opportunity for governments to dramatically increase the scope of forest conservation in a region, while simultaneously unlocking the economic power of carbon finance. This panel will discuss new examples of implementing integrated REDD+ programs with those who are on the front lines, featuring expert representatives from some of the private businesses, project developers and NGOs who helped develop theVCS Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ Requirements.

The panel will focus specifically on how leading national and subnational jurisdictions, as well as forward-thinking project developers and funds, are collaborating on the development of jurisdictional REDD+ programs. These efforts include applying the VCS Jurisdictional REDD+ (JNR) Framework as well as the CARE/CCBA REDD+ Social & Environmental Standards to quantify carbon benefits of innovative forest practices while ensuring safeguards are enforced and multiple benefits are delivered.

Please find event information below.

What: All-Encompassing REDD+: From Projects to Integrated Jurisdictional Programs
Date:  Thursday, 30 May 2013
Time:  15:30 CET
Where:  Side Event Room 8, Carbon Expo
 Who: David Antonioli, Chief Executive Officer, Verified Carbon Standard Association
Kevin Brennan, Portfolio Manager, Terra Global Capital
Joanna Durbin, Director, Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance
Ludovino Lopes, Ludovino Lopes Lawyers
Mike Korchinsky, CodeREDD+

Comments or questions about the side event may be sent to Garrett Russo at grusso@v-c-s.org.