BioTrade Congress II

POSTERsm.jpgIntegrating REDD+ into BioTrade Strategies

11-13 December 2013.
Room XII, Palais des Nations. Geneva, Switzerland

Climate change has taken its toll on biodiversity and as a development challenge it requires an integrated and strategic approach such as the integration of biodiversity-based strategies in climate change mitigation. The UNFCCC has introduced targeted measures such as “reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation” (REDD), which now includes “conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks” (REDD+). These measures offer financial incentives for developing countries to reduce emissions from forested lands, by conserving forestries, and invest in low-carbon emissions paths to sustainable development. With the introduction of these measures, there exists an opportunity for developing countries to integrate BioTrade activities into climate-friendly policies, thereby strengthening local economic activities in forest areas while conserving both forests and biodiversity. They can also offer sustainable development opportunities for developing countries within biodiversity-based and carbon markets.

To address this opportunity, under the 7th Tranche of the Development Account, UNCTAD is implementing the project "Strengthening the capacity of policy-makers and business leaders in three BioTrade beneficiary countries in integrating REDD+ projects into BioTrade strategies". This project aims at strengthening the capacities of three developing countries (Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador) in formulating and implementing mutually supportive trade, environment, and sustainable development strategies in line with BioTrade and REDD+ practices.








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