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Forest related events at COP 22, Marrakesh

Forests dominated the beginning of the schedule of Marrakesh Climate Change Conference ( COP 22) in Marrakesh, but there is more announcements and showcase of progress throughout the next 10days. We’ve compiled a list of forest related events happening throughout the week – add them to your calendars! Don’t see your event? Let us know

Forest Action Day hosted on 8 November  is part of the Global Climate Action Agenda, an initiative by France and Morocco to boost cooperative action between governments, cities, business, investors and citizens to cut emissions and help vulnerable nations adapt to climate impacts and build their own clean energy, sustainable futures. Find out more here.


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

9:00 – 10:30    Sustainable Production – Monitoring implementation as a route to climate impacts

hosted by Zoological Society of London

Green Zone, Oum Errabia Room

Attendees will participate in knowledge sharing and discussion on the best ways to monitor impacts for sustainable production and sourcing, from individual operators to a landscape-wide level. Short presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with Q&A.


12:30 – 14:00    Launch of Transparency for Sustainable Economies – Harnessing the Power of Data for Supply Chain Sustainability

hosted by Global Canopy Programme

Blue Zone, EU Pavillion


16:45 – 18:15     Climate Resilient Indigenous Economies: Pathways to Low- Emission Landscapes for Latin America

hosted by Rainforest Alliance, Forest Trends, IPAM and COICA

Observer Room

Leading indigenous federations, governments, companies and NGOs in Latin America will demonstrate models to reconcile economic growth and diversified markets in forest landscapes that respect Indigenous Peoples’ rights and values while being aligned with objectives of INDCs, REDD+, and NAPs.

17:30 – 18:30     Commodity Sourcing and Forest Protection

hosted by Government of the United States of America

U.S. Center

Panelists will discuss progress made since COP21on developing the approach to preferential jurisdictional sourcing, highlight company plans to prioritize sourcing in areas with successful REDD+ programs and the views of leading jurisdictional programs.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

08:30 – 11:30    Informing NDC implementation through a Water-Energy-Food Nexus framework: Sharing lessons from Amazonia and Indonesia

hosted by Global Canopy Programme, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Wildlife Conservation Society

Hôtel El Andalous Lounge & Spa, Avenue du Président. Kennedy, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift- Al Haouz 40000, Morocco

There is a wide community of actors applying WEF Nexus frameworks in a range of countries and ecosystems, using different methodologies, definitions and tools. This event will bring together these practitioners and policymakers to: 1. Share experiences and lessons from tropical forest countries, focusing on Amazonia and Indonesia; 2. Assess the limitations, opportunities and usefulness of such an approach in improving multi-scale resource governance and cross-sectoral coordination; 3. Discuss the barriers and enabling factors to integrate WEF Nexus thinking into policy design and implementation, particularly in the context of NDCs.

17:00 – 18:30    Implementation of policies for environmental services: Lessons learned from Latin America

hosted by Sustainable Amazons Foundation/FAS, Idesam, Amazonas State Secretariat of Environment /Brazil , Environment and Sustainable Resource Use of the State of Campeche, Governor of Loreto /Peru, GCFF , Governor of Jalisco

Green Zone, Room Souss

Present lessons learned from Latin America’s countries regarding policies for environmental services and its implementation.

Friday, 11 November, 2016

10:40 – 12:00   Innovative Approach for Sustainable Forest Conservation

hosted by High Carbon Stock Approach Group

Indonesian Pavilion, Bab Gighli

This session will highlight the need for a shared approach to defining forests and areas for conservation. This session will aim to identify lessons learned from various approaches, drawing examples from the High Carbon Stock Approach and Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology.

15:00 – 16:30   Advances and Perspectives on the Implementation of Subnational REDD+ Programs in Brazilian Amazon

hosted by Idesam, GCFF  + Sustainable Amazons Foundation (FAS)

Blue Zone, Room Bering

In such a vast territory as the Brazilian Amazon, the challenge of reduce deforestation is enormous, but can be better achieved with the implementation of jurisdictional programs and local entrepreneurship. The event will discuss the innovative programs and solutions in different levels taking place.

17:30 – 19:30    Introducing Trase – Towards radical transparency for a deforestation-free economy

hosted by Global Canopy Programme

Hôtel El Andalous Lounge & Spa Avenue du Président Kennedy Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift- Al Haouz 40000, Morocco

Trase is a powerful new online information and decision-support platform for improving the sustainability of international agricultural commodity supply chains. The platform, based on a new approach to map agricultural supply chains at scale, is being developed by a consortium of partners led by the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Global Canopy Programme. This launch event will showcase the capabilities and potential impact of the platform and invite reflections on its application and strategic development from key stakeholders working on major deforestation-risk commodities.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

11:30 – 13:00  Sustainable Landscapes: The role of land use and  forests in delivering the Paris Agreement

hosted by Zoological Society of London

Blue Zone, Room Bering (150)

This side event will provide perspectives from government, researchers, and civil society on the opportunities and risks associated with climate action in the land sector and share insights and best practices for delivering on climate, biodiversity.

Week 2


Monday, 14 November, 2016

11:30 – 13:00    Delivering Climate Action and Sustainable Development through a Landscapes Approach, Peru Case Study

hosted by Conservation International, Global Canopy Programme and Verified Carbon Standard

Blue Zone, Arabian Room

This event will showcase how partnerships between civil society and the public and private sectors, coupled with innovative finance models and tools to avoid deforestation, can deliver climate and development solutions in highly forested regions through a sustainable landscapes approach.

Tuesday, 15 November

08:00 – 12:30  Investing in Tropical Landscapes at US$ Billion Scale: How San Martin can contribute to Peru’s climate and land use commitments

hosted by Global Canopy Programme, IKI, Agrobanco, Conservation International

Hôtel El Andalous Lounge & Spa Avenue du Président Kennedy Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift- Al Haouz 40000, Morocco

Experts discuss how significant progress has been made in enabling San Martin, in Peru, to finance a transition to sustainable landscapes.

08:30 – 09:30  Progress on the New York Declaration on Forests Press Briefing

hosted by TFA 2020 and Partners of the New York Declaration Assessment Coalition

Blue Zone, Conference Room Dakhla

The event at COP 22 is a press briefing on the report that provides an overall status update on the NYDF and provides a detailed review of progress toward NYDF Goal 2. This report aggregates, cross- references, and interprets data from a variety of disparate sources to provide a coherent picture of efforts to ensure that supply chains of agricultural commodities are free of deforestation.

11:30 – 13:00    Jurisdictional Sustainability: A bottom-up, integrated approach to reducing deforestation

hosted by Earth Innovation Institute, Amigos de la Tierra Asociación Civil, Consejo Civil Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostinible, Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

Observer Room 8

The theme of this discussion is jurisdictional sustainability as an integrative approach to sustainable development – one that encompasses the full range of activities, production systems, ecosystems, and actors within the jurisdiction. The session explores multiple pathways to jurisdictional sustainability in 5 tropical regions: Acre, Brazil; Mato Grosso, Brazil; Loreto, Peru; Chiapas, Mexico; and Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

16:00 – 19:00   Contributing to the Implementation of Low- Emissions Development and Production – Protection at the Regional Level

hosted by GCFF, and Mato Grosso

Route de Amizmiz – Km 6 Cherifia BP 22552 Marrakech Médina 40 000

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016

09:00 – 10:30  Linking Supply Chain Actors to Production Landscapes: Monitoring progress and performance at scale to achieve more sustainable economies

hosted by Global Canopy Program, Stockholm Environment Institute

Menara Room, Global Landscape Forum

Explore new potential to achieve full visibility in commodity supply chains, linking supply chain actors to specific geographies of production and allocating socio-environmental impacts in production areas to downstream supply chain actors using Trase platform.

09:00 – 10:30   Policy Learning from REDD+ for Zero-Deforestation and Restoration Initiatives

hosted by Asia Pulp & Paper, United Nations Environment Programme

Agdal room, Global Landscape Forum

This session will showcase how synergies can be achieved between different forest- related initiatives (such as REDD+, FIP, FLR/Bonn Challenge/AFR100/20×20, TFA 2020, private sector commitments).

10:30 – 12:00    TFA 2020 Marrakesh Declaration for Sustainable Development of the Oil Palm Sector in Africa Signing Event

hosted by the Government of Liberia and the Government of the United Kingdom

UK Pavillion

Ministers representing up to ten countries in West and Central Africa will come together to sign the TFA 2020 Marrakesh Declaration stating their support for sustainable development of palm oil.

11:00 – 12:00   Tomorrow’s Technology for Today’s Land Use Challenges

hosted by World Resources Institute

Agdal room, Global Landscape Forum

Explore innovative tools designed around the latest technology for designing climate- friendly interventions, evaluating effectiveness of policy actions, and understanding individual country contributions to global climate goals.

13:00 – 13:30   “Produce and Protect”, a global online platform to deliver on sustainability commitments Launchpad

hosted by Earth Innovation Institute

Outdoor Garden and Kenzi Bar, Global Landscape Forum

Produce and Protect is a new global online, interactive platform created by the Earth Innovation Institute. It aims to connect jurisdictions – provincial, regional, or other sub-national territories – where commodities are produced sustainably with companies looking to buy those products.

16:00 – 18:00   More Impactful Public-Private Partnerships for African Agriculture

hosted by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ivory Coast

African Pavilion

19:00 – 19:30    TFA 2020 Marrakesh Declaration for Sustainable Development of the Oil Palm Sector in Africa Launchpad Reception

hosted by Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 and Proforest

Ourika Room – Outdoor Garden and Kenzi Bar, Global Landscape Forum

To celebrate the signing of the TFA 2020 Marrakesh Declaration, a cross-sector panel will speak about the importance of the Declaration. The Declaration is one of three initiatives chosen to be showcased during the Global Landscapes Forum.

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