Day 2 | Dec 7

Closing Dialogue II: From here to Paris

The year 2015 marks a key date for international climate and development policy. In 2015, Sustainable Development Goals will replace the Millennium Development Goals. At the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris, international leaders are expected to reach a new climate agreement as the successor to the Kyoto Protocol.

The new climate agreement carries the potential of taking a more integrated view on climate change. Both Peru and France share the vision of a universal agreement built on country-by-country commitments. A number of nations have also called for coordinated approaches to adaptation and mitigation – including in the forestry sector. Under the Polish presidency, the Warsaw Framework for REDD+ has laid out the foundation of results-based finance for REDD+. The outcome of negotiations from Lima to Paris will further define the role landscapes play in combating climate change.

Key questions addressed:

  1. Warsaw Framework for REDD+ – one year later: What are the key lessons learned and which aspects of forestry, land use and climate change do still need to be addressed?
  2. What is the future of REDD+ beyond carbon?
  3. How can the UNFCCC strengthen measures that promote food security in the context of climate change?