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REDD+ in a green economy

Hero image description: Lumber floating on water. Indonesia Image credit:Curt Carnemark / World Bank Image license:Creative Commons


The Global Symposium on REDD+ in a Green Economy was convened on 19-21 June 20131 in Jakarta, with the aim of providing key decision makers with a better business case for protecting and restoring forests in developing countries, and for linking REDD+ planning and investments with nascent green economy efforts.

Co-hosted by the Government of Indonesia (GoI) and the UN-REDD Programme, the Global Symposium was organized in partnership with the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Participants from six continents, 24 countries and 31 organisations met to discuss ideas, share experience and best practices.

This report summarises the key discussions from the plenary and working group sessions to synthesise the main take-away messages and content of the Symposium. The report is structured around the four core discussion areas over the Symposium: setting the scene and international context for REDD+ in a green economy; reaching out to the private sector; REDD+ country experiences; and the findings of three working groups on national support, research and development, and coordination.