COP18: Indonesia provides model for REDD implementation

COP18 (29/11/12) – Meine Van Noordwijk, Principal Scientist and Chief Scientific Advisor at the World Agroforestry Centre, explains the work undertaken by his organisation since the creation of the REDD program in Bali.

Noordwijk explains that actually defining what qualifies as a forest is a critical issue – whether oil palm plantations count as a forest can radically change the way the REDD programme functions.

Noordwijk argues that, when integrated with a plan of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs), the REDD program can be a key part of a nation’s response to climate change. He explains how this has been implemented effectively in Indonesia.