Bonn Climate Change Conference 3-14 June 2013
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins (ASB) convened two key events at the Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, 3-14 June 2013.
The IFAD- ICRAF Biofuel Programme
Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 18:30-20:00 hrs
Biofuels are necessary to reach the 2°C target but can have negative effects on the environment, food security and livelihoods. Panelists from research, governments, donors and business discussed the ICRAF-IFAD Biofuel Programme in the context of development, environment and climate change.
Moderator: Henry Neufeldt, Head, Climate Change Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Programme for the Development of Alternative Biofuel Crops
Press Release: Alternative biofuel crops to fuel the future of the poor
Drivers of deforestation: leverage points and REDD+ efficiency
Monday 10 June 2013, 13:30 – 15:30 hrs
Drivers of deforestation are at the heart of any effort aimed at understanding and addressing deforestation. Drivers are often complex, dynamic and context specific. Understanding the pathways- from underlying to proximate and the changes in magnitude and nature over time is extremely important in determining both the exact points along pathways and the potential for leverage on various drivers. Determining baselines and the combination of strategies to meet targets on avoiding deforestation including land sparing (sustainable intensification), land sharing (diversification and sharing among multiple functions) and land caring (investments and incentives in stewardship) would be largely determined by the nature of drivers of deforestation. This event explored some of the thinking around drivers as it relates to leverage points, baselines, REDD strategies and incentives. It presented some preliminary results of pan-tropical research on the same from Columbia, Indonesia, Viet Nam and the Congo Basin.
Remarks from Chair: ZEF Director, Dr. Joachim von Braun (TBD)
Presentations (10 Minutes each)
Q & A (20 Minutes)