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Forest Day 3

13 December 2009 | Copenhagen, Denmark

Seeing the forest through the trees at Forest Day 3.

Copenhagen Business DayThe third Forest Day event convened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 13 December 2009. The event was co-hosted by the Centre for International Forest Research (CIFOR), the Government of Denmark and the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, a partnership of forest-related international organizations formed in 2000 to enhance cooperation on forest issues. The 1600 registered Forest Day 3 participants included government negotiators, scientists and academics, and representatives from non-governmental and indigenous peoples’ organizations and the private sector.
Participants in the one-day event heard keynote statements and convened in three sub-plenary sessions to discuss mitigation, adaptation and degradation, respectively. Participants also attended eight parallel learning events. A summary statement was developed based on participants’ responses to a series of questions posed to the sub-plenary sessions, and was presented to Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, during the closing plenary. De Boer called for capitalizing on the present historical moment, with 43,000 participants registered to attend the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference and 120 Heads of State and government scheduled to attend the high-level segment, and suggested that, while politicians will focus on targets, finance, and monitoring, reporting and verification, Forest Day 3 participants could contribute to ensuring the social and environmental integrity of the architecture of the Copenhagen outcome.

Opening Plenary
A local orchestra performed at the begining of the opening plenary.

Participants who attended previous Forest Day events raised their hands.

Frances Seymour, Director General, CIFOR

Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate, Indiana University

Former US President Bill Clinton spoke to the session via taped video.

Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister for the Environment, Denmark

Jan Heino, Chair, Collaborative Partnership on Forests

Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of Nobel Laureate Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Gro Harlem Brundtland, UN Special Envoy on Climate Change


Sub-plenary on Mitigation

L-R: Agus Purnomo, National Council on Climate Change, Indonesia; Sara Kendall, Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety, Weyerhaeuser Company; Arild Angelsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences; and Vicky Corpuz, Executive Director and Chair, UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous People

Moderator Natasha Loder, The Economist

Arild Angelsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Agus Purnomo, National Council on Climate Change, Indonesia

Participants listening to Agus Purnomo’s intervention.

Sub-plenary on Degradation
L-R: Eduardo Mansur, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO); Sandra Brown, Winrock International; Wangari Maathai, Nobel Laureate, Goodwill Ambassador of the Congo Basin Forest, Kenya; Markuu Simula, University of Helsinki; Estebancio Castro-Diaz, International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of Tropical Forests, Panama; and Peter Gardiner, Mondi, South Africa
Sandra Brown
Estebancio Castro-Diaz
Wangari Maathai
Eduardo Mansur

Participants during the sub-plenary.


Sub-plenary on Adaptation
L-R: Moderator Heidi Cullen, The Weather Channel; Martin Parry, Imperial College London; Phil Cottle, ForestRe Ltd; Bastiaan Louman, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, Costa Rica; and Katherine Sierra, World Bank

Phil Cottle

Katherine Sierra

Martin Parry

Moderator Heidi Cullen invites participants to vote.

Participants listen during the Adaptation subpanel.

Bastiaan Louman

Participants during the discussion.
Results of the survey.

Global views on forests and climate change
Participants during the session.

Participants listening to Nicholas Stern’s speech.

Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics

Pham Ngoi Nguyen, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam

Parallel Learning Events
Financing for forests and climate change: integrating the social, economic and environmental aspects
L-R: Per Fredrik Pharo, Norwegian Climate and Forest Initiative, acting as Secretariat for IWG IFR; Emmanuel Ze Meka, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Executive Director; Jonah Busch, Conservation International/Global Environment Facility (GEF); Andrew Mitchell, Global Canopy Program; and Maryanne Grieg-Gran, International Institute for Envrionment and Development
Jan McAlpine’s presentation
Jan McAlpine, Director, UN Forum on Forests (UNFF), made a presentation on facilitating and catalysing forest finance; mobilizing resources to support the implementation of sustainable forest management.

Maryanne Grieg-Gran, International Institute for Environment and Development

Andrew Mitchell’s presentation

Andrew Mitchell, Global Canopy Program

Jonah Busch, Conservation International/GEF

Emmanuel Ze Meka, ITTO Executive Director

Per Fredrik Pharo, Norwegian Climate and Forest Initiative, acting as Secretariat for Informal Working Group on Interim Finance for REDD (IWG IFR)


Scope of the global climate agreement: Emerging lessons from current REDD activities
L-R: Ruben Lubowski, Environmental Defense Fund; Paolo Moutinho, Amazon Environmental Research Institute; Tim Clairs, UN-REDD Programme; Benoit Bosquet, World Bank and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

Participant asking a question

L-R: Ken Andrasko, World Bank/Forest Carbon Partnership Facility; Vincent Kasulu, Ministry of Forestry, D.R. Congo; translator


What are the potential social effects of REDD initiatives, and how can such initiatives recognise the rights and roles of indigenous and local communities?
L-R: Mark Poffenberger, Community Forestry International; translator; Adolfo Chavez Beyuma, Confederation of Indigenous People of Bolivia; Steven Panfil, Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance
L-R: Charles McNeill, United Nations Development Programme; Leo Peskett, Overseas Development Institute; Ashish Aggarwal, The Energy and Resources Institute; Wahjudi Wardojo, Forest Carbon, The Nature Conservancy
Audience during the panel

Measuring and monitoring, baselines and leakage
Speaker Steven De Gryze, Terra Global Capital

L-R: Mette Wilkie, UN Food and Agriculture Organization; Fred Stolle, World Resources Institute (WRI); Pham Manh Cuong, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam; Steven De Gryze, Terra Global Capital; Michael Huettner, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry; Manuel Peralvo, CONDESAN Ecuador


Biodiversity
L-R: Jennifer Theresa Rubis, Indigenous Peoples’ Network of Malaysia; Agus Purnomo, National Council on Climate Change, Indonesia; Felician Kilahma, Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources, Tanzania; David Hole, Conservation International; Ian Noble, World Bank; and Geoffrey Davison, National Parks Board, Singapore

Landscape approaches to mitigation and adaptation
L-R: Meine Van Noordwijk, World Agroforestry Centre; Walter Vergara, World Bank; Trevor Sandwith, The Nature Conservancy
L-R: Dennis Garrity, World Agroforestry Centre; Issouf Baco, Minister of the Environment and Combatting Desertification, Niger; Robert Zomer, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
Meine Van Noordwijk, World Agroforestry Centre, presents on ecosystem-services-based approaches in Kenya.

Dennis Garrity


Robert Zomer

Participants during the learning event

Governance and institutional capacity for adaptation and mitigation
L-R: Arild Angelsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Abdon Nababan, National Alliance for Customary Law, Indonesia; Virgilio Viana, Amazonas Sustainable Foundation, Brazil; Pham Manh Cuong, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Viet Nam; Roz Reeve, Global Witness; and Wangari Maathai, Nobel Laureate, Goodwill Ambassador of the Congo Basin Forest

Boreal and temperate forests: What will happen? What actions should be taken?

Rose Kushniruk

Participants listen during the learning event

Erik Dahl Kjaer


Closing plenary

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer

Michala Petri, Danish Musician, performed at the end of the meeting.

L-R: Michala Petri, Danish Musician, and Frances Seymour, Director General, CIFOR

L-R: Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister for the Environment, Denmark; and Frances Seymour, Director General, CIFOR


Around the meeting

Participants registering for the meeting.

The IISD team with Forest Day 3 organizer. L-R: Elisa Mogera, Ph.D., IISD; Lynn Wagner, Ph.D., IISD; Simon Wolf, IISD; Tim Cronin, CIFOR; and Debbie Davenport, Ph.D., IISD

Related Links
 

CIFOR resources
Official website
Forest Day 3 Blog

Organizers
CIFOR
CPF


UNFCCC resources
Fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and Fifth Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP 15 and COP/MOP 5) programme
COP 15 and COP/MOP 5 overview schedule
COP 15 and COP/MOP 5 daily programme
COP 15 and COP/MOP 5 conference documents
COP 15 and COP/MOP 5 side events schedule
UNFCC meetings archive
UNFCCC News


UN resources
Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change
Informal Thematic Debate of the UN General Assembly on Climate Change as a Global Challenge

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