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Protection and restoration of tropical forests are crucial elements to maintaining the pathway towards global net zero emissions by mid-century. Recognizing this, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, known as REDD+, is included in the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The unique feature of REDD+ is a pay for performance system, encouraging participation through financial rewards per ton of reduced emissions.

However, there is often a disparity between scales of intervention and levels of funding compared to the magnitude of the challenge. REDD+ interventions at the project level to preserve or replant tracts of forest have not been successful in reducing overall deforestation and degradation. And while jurisdictional-scale programs, agreed to by national governments for entire countries or regions, could provide the encouragement needed for governments to make major changes in land-use management strategies, funding in the amount needed has been limited and the prices far too low.

Join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Winrock International on Friday, March 5, 2021, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST to discuss the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART), a Paris Agreement-aligned platform that aims to redirect large-scale private finance to jurisdictional-scale REDD+ programs by ensuring the environmental and social integrity of results.

Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. You must register to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.

Agenda

Welcome and introduction

George T. Frampton
Senior fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Opening remarks

Frances Seymour
Distinguished senior fellow, World Resources Institute
Board chair, Architecture for REDD+ Transactions

Mary Grady
Director
Architecture for REDD+ Transactions

A conversation with

Mario Boccucci
Head
UN-REDD Program Secretariat

Mary Grady
Director
Architecture for REDD+ Transactions

Enric Arderiu Serra
Vice president of low carbon trading
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Co-moderated by

Frances Seymour
Distinguished senior fellow, World Resources Institute
Board chair, Architecture for REDD+ Transactions

George T. Frampton
Senior fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

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