Can Saving Trees Save the Planet?
An informal public debate on Forestry, Climate Change, and Poverty
The Norwegian government has pledged up to NOK 3,000 million per year on reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) in developing countries. How important is limiting deforestation to preventing dangerous climate change ? What can we learn from past experiences with preventing deforestation ? And is it possible to design a global policy framework for REDD that safeguards the interests of local forest communities?
The aim is to provide the public with an opportunity to engage in an informal discussion on forestry, climate change, and poverty with three international experts – Virgilio Viana from Brazil, Madhu Sarin from India and Mark Hufty from Switzerland – in addition to Lars Løvold from the Rainforest Foundation Norway and Inger Næss from the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment.
The public debate has been organized by the Center for Development and Environment (SUM) at the University of Oslo, and will be moderated by Dr. Mariel Aguilar-Støen.
For more information: www.sum.uio.no