RRI Dialogues on Forests, Governance and Climate Change


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Organizers: Oxfam and Rights and Resources Initiative in collaboration with LAND Academy, Netherlands and EcoAgriculture Partners  


RRI and Oxfam are proud to announce that this Dialogue will be held on September 7-8 in The Hague, Netherlands. The meeting will identify common approaches to dealing with the interconnected global challenges of responding to the food crisis, forest loss and degradation, the need to drive additional investment into agriculture, and adaptation to climate change.   The meeting will bring more focused attention to the interconnection between forests, agriculture, the rights of producers and affected populations, and the growing global demand for agricultural land and products.   By bringing together the communities of practice that deal with different but interrelated issues, the Dialogue will consider issues such as agriculture as a driver in forest loss and degradation, the role forests play in providing food for the rural poor, as well as the implications of the global effort to meet the challenge of feeding nine billion people by 2050 without destroying the natural resources on which rural and forest dwellers rely for their livelihoods and food security.  


We anticipate that the meeting will set out an agenda to influence policy dialogues in a variety of fora, including the Committee on Food Security in October, the UNFCCC COP 17 in December, the International Ecoagriculture Conference in 2012, the follow-up conference to the Hague Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change which will take place in Vietnam in 2012, and other forest, food and agriculture related initiatives.


More information, including venue details and registration, will be available shortly on the RRI website. Please contact [email protected] for more information.




11th RRI Dialogue



Organizers: The Forest Peoples Programme, Forest Trends and RRI.


The meeting will examine the current state of public and private financial mechanisms for REDD+ and adaptation and contribute to developing an updated vision for the optimal design and deployment of finance to reduce forest loss and degradation – while respecting the rights and development needs of local people.   This meeting will take stock of lessons learned to date regarding the possibilities of a global forest carbon market, scope for individual projects, and the experiences with national and regional public funds.   The debate will aim to better understand the potentials and limits of each approach and the conditions in which one approach is more appropriate than another.   The meeting will contribute to more informed and decisive negotiations on finance during the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban.


More information, including venue details and registration, will be available shortly on the RRI website. Please contact [email protected]  for more information.


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