REDD Negotiator Training Workshop - Bangkok, October 2009
The effective participation of developing country delegations in the UNFCCC process will ensure a better REDD design to reflect the needs of governments in reshaping natural resource management policies. In response, the Forum on Readiness for REDD convened a workshop during the 9th Session of the AWG-KP/7th Session of the AWG-LCA in Bangkok, Thailand, specifically focused on negotiator training for developing country government officials. The workshop sought to broaden the knowledge and skills around the UNFCCC process for full and effective participation in negotiations related to REDD. Held in partnership with Climate Focus, Meridian Institute, and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), the workshop was attended by thirty-seven REDD negotiators from eleven countries as well as stakeholders from civil society.
Presentations included an explication of UNFCCC processes and resources available from FIELD, an overview of the OSIRIS decision-making support tool by the Terrestrial Carbon Group, a first look at the REDD+ Institutional Options Assessment from two of its primary authors, and a panel of REDD+ negotiators from Brazil, Gabon, Argentina, and Thailand discussing their countries’ views on REDD+ financing options. The primary outcome of the workshop was the dissemination of timely and relevant information regarding REDD+ under the UNFCCC and the sharing of information and experiences among participants.
This project was funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.