Since 2009, in line with international level developments, Vietnam has taken significant steps to align its forestry sector with REDD+ and to develop the national capacity and infrastructure for this global initiative.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a scoping dialogue on REDD+ Benefit Sharing hosted by the World Bank on 23-24 March 2013. The dialogue engaged 40 experts (Annex 1) representing a wide spectrum of stakeholder groups including government, non-governmental organizations, Indigenous Peoples, community members, inter-governmental organizations and research institutes.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a second exploratory meeting—a “Scoping Dialogue”—of 28 leaders in the forest sector with an interest in the topic of genetically-modified (GM) trees, in Gland, Switzerland, on 17-18 October 2012. This
Over the last 3 years, The Forests Dialogue (TFD), partnering with the Growing Forest Partnerships initiative, organized a series of country-level dialogues on the promise of—and challenges to—locally controlled forestry (LCF). The effort engaged over 400 forest owners, investors, NGOs, governments and intergovernmental agencies from over 60 countries.
Building on the wealth of information produced by various entities on Benefit Sharing to date, this paper will provide an overview of 1) the current international context on Benefit Sharing 2) main challenges in development and implementation of Benefit Sharing at country and project levels 3) some suggested ways forward.
On 11 September, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) teamed up with IUCN to lead a timely “mini-dialogue” on the current challenges related to REDD+ benefit sharing. This dialogue was designed to serve as a platform for sharing current thinking around benefit sharing and for brainstorming possibilities for future collaboration among participants.
Over the next 30-40 years, food, fibre, and fuel production will compete even more intensively for limited land and water resources. Maintaining natural forests requires forestry and farming practices that produce more with less land, water and pollution, and new consumption patterns that meet the needs of the poor while eliminating waste and over-consumption by the affluent.
One of the biggest challenges of the 21st Century is how to meet the needs of a growing human population and growing development pressures with the resources of a single planet. Key projections from influential models and reports forecast:
• 0.9 billion people are currently under-‐nourished
• Global population will surpass 9 billion by 2050;