Nominations for the Latin America – Caribbean Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD-plus), Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards
5-8 July 2011 (Quito, Ecuador)

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is seeking nominations for a Latin America and Caribbean regional consultation and capacity-building workshop on the biodiversity and indigenous and local community aspects of REDD+, including relevant safeguards. The workshop’s purpose is to consult with parties on the development of advice on relevant biodiversity safeguards, so that REDD-plus actions are consistent with the objectives of the CBD and avoid negative impacts on and enhance benefits for biodiversity. The workshop further aims to: identify possible indicators to assess the contribution of REDD+ to achieving the objectives of the CBD; assess potential mechanisms to monitor impacts on biodiversity from these and other ecosystem-based approaches for climate change mitigation measures; and enhance the coordination of capacity-building efforts on issues related to biodiversity and ecosystem-based carbon sequestration and the conservation of forest carbon stocks. Nominations should be submitted to the CBD Secretariat by 18 May 2011. A number of developing country participants and indigenous and local community representatives will be offered financial support. Download the notification [pdf] …