Smita Nakhooda - Research Fellow, Climate Change Environment and Forests Programme, ODI
Neil Scotland - Senior Forest Advisor, UK Department for International Development
Thais Linhares-Juvenal - Senior Officer, UN-REDD Programme Secretariat
Suzanty Sitorus/ Agus Sari (tbc) - Government of Indonesia/ REDD+ Task Force Indonesia
Davyth Stewart, Global Witness
Charlene Watson, - Climate Change Environment and Forests Programme, ODI
There is growing consensus that strengthening the capacity of developing country institutions to program climate change finance, and spend it well, will be essential if these funds are to be used effectively. Investing in such readiness has been central to pilot programs to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). But how effective have these investments been so far?
This panel discussion will bring together a diversity of perspectives from developing countries, developed countries, and civil society to reflect on the lessons from the emerging REDD+ experience of investing in ‘readiness’.