Archive for May, 2013

International Workshop on Research and Development on REDD+

Seoul National Univ., Renmin Univ., of China, FAO, UNDP, ITTO

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 Beijing, China- May 21-25, 2013


  • Share updated Information on research and development on REDD+ in East Asian countries;
  • Level off the understanding on challenges and opportunities on REDD+ development and research
  • Train professionals, equipping them with a background in climate change, forest management payment for ecosystems services, and practical skills necessary to engage with the development and implementation of sustainable forestry and practices.
  • Formulate cooperative research projects for 6 countries including China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines and DPRK. The workshop participants are expected to draft their research plan on REDD+ for their respective country. Each research plan will be reflecting the needs of their own countries for REDD+ preparation. Among the topics of research are governance, MRV, cause of deforestation, costs of REDD+, safeguards for local livelihood and biodiversity, etc included.


May 20 (Monday): participants arrive Beijing and registration, welcome dinner ( 18:00, Zhongqu Restaurant, RUC)

21 May:  WORKSHOP DAY 1(Venue: Mingde Main Building 931)
9:00-9:30 Opening CeremonyModerator – Prof. Liu Jinlong, Renmin University of China
  • Wang Chunfeng, DDG, State Forestry Administration
  • YOUN Yeo-Chang, SNU, Chair of Korean Forestry Society
  • Lee Changjae, Senior Forestry Officer, FAO
  • Zhang Lixiang, Deputy Dean, SARD, Renmin University of China
9:30-10:00 Participants introduction
10:00-10:15 Introduction to Workshop objectives and agenda
10:15-10:30 Tea break and group photo
Session 1: KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONSModerator: Changjae Lee
10:30-11:00 Joel Scriven (FAO): Climate change, Forestry and REDD+
11:00-11:30 Dr. Zhang Xiaohua: Climate change policy and REDD+ in China
11:30-12:00 Dr. Wang Chunfeng: Progress of REDD+ negotiations and Relevant Actions in China
12:00-14:00 Lunch
Session 2: Country Presentations on REDD+ preparation: Progress and ChallengesModerator: Wang Chunfeng
14:00-14:20 Dr. Lilik Budi Prasetyo: Progress REDD+ Readiness of  Indonesia
14:20-14:40 Dr.Thaung Naing Oo: Current Status of REDD+ Readiness Preparation in Myanmar
15:00-15:20 Dr. Leni D. Camacho: REDD+ in the Philippines
15:20-15:40c Tea break
Session 2: ContinueModerator: LEE SongII
15:40-16:00 DPRK:Activities for Development of REDD+ Programme in DPR K
16:00-16:20 Mongolia : REDD + in Mongolia
16:20-16:40 South Korean : Climate Change Strategy of South Korea
16:40-17:00 Dr. Wang Guosheng : REDD+ Monitoring and National Forest monitoring System
17:00-18:00 Open Forum and Wrap Up
18:00-20:00 Dinner

May 22:  WORKSHOP DAY 2 (Venue: Mingde Main Building 931)

Session 3:  REDD+ in International and national ContextModerator: Prof. Youn Yeochang
8:30-9:00 Dr. Joel Scriven: REDD+:  From International Policy to National Implementation
9:00-9:30 Dr. PARK Misun: Governance of REDD+
9:30-10:00 Dr. Jeff Cao: Forest Certification, Forest Carbon and Private Sector Engagement
10:00-10:30 Tea Break
10:30-11:00 Ms. Wang Weiye: Cap-and-Carbon Market in North America
11:00-11:30 Mr. Ri SongII:Progress and challenges in REDD+ Readiness in DPRK
11:30-12:00 Dr. Wu Shuirong:Forest Transition and REDD+
12:00-14:00 Lunch
Session 4 Research Paper DiscussionModerator: Prof. YOUN Yeo-Chang
14:00-14:40 YOUN Yeo-Chang: Costs and Benefits of REDD+
14:40-15:10 Dr. Lilik Budi Prasetyo :ALOS PALSAR FOR BIOMASS ESTIMATION
15:10-15:40 Prof. Park Mi-Sun (Seoul National University): REDD+ Governance
15:40-16:00 Tea Break
16:00-16:30 Dr. Liu Jinlong: Understanding social and economic implication of REDD+
16:30-17:00 Dr. Leni Camacho :Benefit sharing of REDD+
17:00-17:30 Discussion
17:30-20:00 Dinner

May 23:  WORKSHOP DAY 3(Venue: Mingde Main Building 931)

moderator: Zhang Lanying
Session 5: Development of collaborative research on REDD+

9:00- 10:30

Country case study research proposal preparation – with consultation with Professor YOUN


Country case study research proposal presentation – China


Tea Break


Country case study research proposal presentation – DPR Korea


Country case study research proposal presentation – Indonesia
12:30-14:00 Lunch


Country case study research proposal presentation – Mongolia


Country case study research proposal presentation – Myanmar


Country case study research proposal presentation – Philippines
15:30-16:15 Tea Break
16:15-17:00 Group discussion: (clarification and suggestion for further improvement)
17:00-17:20 Synthesis: Action plan and time frame to follow up
17:20-17:40 Workshop evaluation
17:40-18:00 Closing Ceremony
18:00-20:00 Dinner