Forthcoming Workshop: REDD+ Beyond Carbon: Safeguards and Multiple Benefits

Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th November 2012, Cambridge, United Kingdom

As part of its UN-REDD Programme work, UNEP-WCMC would like to announce an upcoming workshop on REDD+ safeguards and multiple benefits. Participants will discuss applying REDD+ safeguards in country, the quantification, valuation and mapping of multiple benefits, and monitoring the impacts of REDD+ on ecosystem services and biodiversity. The invitation only workshop will bring together stakeholders from UN-REDD Programme countries to:
1. Share country experiences on planning for multiple benefits and safeguard implementation, and to provide an opportunity for South-South learning.
2. Offer participants the opportunity to learn about the decision-support offered by the UN-REDD Programme.
3. Assist UN-REDD partner countries to address multiple benefits, safeguards, and their inclusion in national REDD+ strategies.
4. Evaluate what further work is needed on these topics to meet national needs within the framework of the UN-REDD Programme.

A draft agenda for the workshop can be found here. Findings from the workshop will be disseminated on