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November 15, 2010

Webinar on Biodiversity Benefits of REDD

This webinar will address latest developments on the linkages between biodiversity and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) in the framework of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The purpose of the webinar is to inform National Focal Points and other interested participants about latest developments on the linkages between biodiversity, and reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The webinar will feature the following presentations, as well as time for questions and answers:

- The status of current negotiations on REDD-plus1 under the UNFCCC (Maria Sanz-Sanchez, UNFCCC Secretariat)
- Options on safeguards and other biodiversity aspects of REDD-plus (Rane Cortez, The Nature Conservancy)
- REDD-plus and relevant decisions of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Tim Christophersen, CBD Secretariat)
- Tools for enhancing the biodiversity benefits of REDD-plus (Barney Dickson, UN-REDD Programme)

The webinar will run 90 minutes and be held in English. If you would like to participate, please register via e-mail at redd@cbd.int by Friday 12 November 2010. To join please follow this link at the time of the webinar: http://www.cbd.int/forest/redd/webinar/

Space for participation is limited. Should there be more demand than available places, the Secretariat will offer additional webinars on this topic at a later date.