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Financing for forests and climate change; integrating the social, economic and environmental aspectsKey findings of the "World Economic and Social Survey 2009; Promoting Development, saving the Planet“; Dr. Richard Kozul-WrightKey findings from the Informal Working Group on Interim Finance for REDD (IWG IFR); Mr. Per Fredrik PharoLessons learned from the ITTO’s activities on climate change and forests; Dr. Hwan Ok Ma A financial incentive mechanism to promote multiple environmental benefits from REDD+; Dr. Jonah BuschAdvancing knowledge on the costs, risks and benefits of using carbon markets to finance REDD+ at the country level; Ms. Maryanne Crieg-Gran The UN Forum on Forests:Facilitating and catalyzing SFM financingJan McAlpineDirector, UN Forum on Forests Secretariat13 December 2009 – Copenhagen, DenmarkSustainable forest management offers a 360°viewThe 360 degree view of forests>300 million ha to Recreation80+% of terrestrial Biodiversityprotect Soil & Livelihoods: 1.6 Water billion people depend on forestsCarbon: 628 Gt stored; 17.4% of Jobs: >50 millionGHG emmissionsHome: 60 Energy: 1.8 million, mainly billion m3 for indigenous people householdsSpiritual valuesWood Non-wood products: $300 products: $5 billion/abillion/a Recent UNFF milestones on SFM Financing• 2007 - UN General Assembly adopts the Forest Instrument => a strong mandate to address SFM financing;• 2009 – UN Forum on Forests adopts a landmark decision on SFM financing establishes 2 significant processes: – Facilitative Process • implementation-oriented• immediate measures– Intergovernmental Ad Hoc Expert Group (AHEG) • policy-oriented• looks at SFM financing in a strategic mannerUNFF Facilitative Process• An immediate response to facilitate SFM financing• The Facilitative Process will focus on: – Africa – Least Developed Countries– Low Forest Cover Countries– High Forest Cover Countries– Medium Forest Cover Countries– High Forest Cover, Low Deforestation Countries– Small Island Developing States• Already operationalized - projects for SIDS and LFCCs• UNFF Secretariat will provide progress reports to UNFF9 and UNFF10, on Facilitative Process activities.UNFF AHEG on financing- a strategic vision• Will look at different options and strategies for financing SFM – in a holistic manner – including strengthening and improving access to funds– and establishing a voluntary global forest fund• 2 AHEG meetings will be held• Will submit final recommendations to UNFF10 (2013)
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