REDD regnskogen / Save the Rainforest - OTFF after event
Norad, Forum for utvikling og miljø og Regnskogfondet
27 og 28 juni kommer over 500 aktivister, politikere og forskere til Oslo på verdens største regnskogskonferanse – Oslo Tropical Forest Forum. Norad, Regnskogfondet og Forum for utvikling og miljø inviterer til åpent, faglig nachspiel for konferansen. Her kan du møte forfulgte regnskogforsvarere, journalister og Norges klima- og miljøminister, diskutere Norges rolle i å redde regnskogen og se filmer fra regnskogen.
IN ENGLISH: After the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum has closed at 16:30, June 28, there will be a public event at the nearby House of Literature, to showcase results and challenges to the general audience. The public event is organized by Norad, The Rainforest Foundation Norway and Forum for Development and Environment.
The House of Literature will be a place where activists, journalists, politicians, business leaders, scientists and anyone else interested in protecting the rainforest can meet to learn, discuss, share experiences. There will be short presentations, debates and screenings of two films. Drinks and finger food will be served.
Come join us for some fruitful talks and presentations at the end of the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum.
Thursday, June 28th
16:30 The Official Oslo Tropical Forest Forum ends at Radisson Hotel
17:00 Opening at the House of Literature
17:15 Presentations start in all rooms: Wergeland, Amalie Skram, Nedjma, Kverneland and Kjelleren. Food will be served in the conference rooms during the presentations.
PROGRAM (See Facebook)
First floor events at the Wergeland Room
17:15 How do we communicate the urgency of saving the rainforest?
The rainforest is a magical and mysterious place. We have gathered a number of important storytellers with different contributions to the rainforest story:
- Willie Shubert. Global director of the Mongabay website will talk about the importance of the rainforest for people and biodiversity.
- Jonathan Watts. Journalist for the Guardian who has covered environmental defenders threatened with their life.
- Adriana Ramos. Head of policy for the Brazilian organization Instituto Socioambiental (ISA).
- Paulo Barreto. Researcher for the Brazilian non-profit organization Imazon who have made the film «Grazing the Amazon», which shines a light on cattle industry link to Amazon deforestation.
- Glenn Hurowitz. Director of Mighty Earth, has led a number of environmental campaigns around the world and will talk about what it takes to create a successful rainforest campaign.
- Nils Hermann Ranum from Rainforest Foundation Norway led a campaign that reduced palm oil consumption in Norway by 2/3 in one year.
18:00 Where now for Norway's rainforest initiative?
It is now ten years since Norway started its commitment to help save the world's tropical forests. Norway is the world's biggest contributor to this work, but where should we go from here? Conversation between Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestuen and Øyvind Eggen, Head of Rainforest Foundation Norway, moderated by Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute.
18:40 Meet environmental defenders living with death threats
"I live from the forest and I will protect her by any means. For this I may have a bullet in my head at any time.” Environmental defenders Zé Cláudio said this during a TED talk in 2010. Half a year later, Zé Cláudio and his wife Maria were killed. The killers cut off one ear as evidence to those who had ordered the murder.
- Zé Cláudio’s sister, Claudelice, will be at the House of Literature to tell the story of Zé Cláudio and Maria’s struggle. A struggle she is taking forward.
- Felipe Milanez, is a journalist and director of the film «Toxic Amazon» which follows in the footsteps of Zé Cláudio and Maria’s struggle to protect the Brazilian rainforest.
- Environmental defender Bustar Maitar, who is currently living with threats due to his work to preserve the rainforest in Indonesia, will tell his story.
- Victoria Tauli-Corpuz from the Philippines is the UN Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Peoples. She will share her thoughts on recently being added to the Philippines's list of terrorists and her thoughts and experiences of working with indigenous environmental defenders.
Film screenings (Room: Wergeland)
19.30: Screening of the documentary «Toxic Amazon», about Zé Cláudio and Maria’s struggle to protect the Brazilian rainforest (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxj-_JKiDq8).
20.45-22.15: Film screening: “Tawai – a voice from the forest”. With producer Bruce Parry.
Tawai is a word the nomadic hunter gatherers of Borneo use to describe the connection they feel to their forest home. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, Bruce Parry (of the BBC’s Tribe, Amazon and Arctic) embarks on an immersive odyssey to explore how humans relate to nature and society. ( https://www.tawai.earth/ )
Saving the peatlands of Indonesia (Room: Amalie Skram)
17:15: Conflicts and Complaints Handling In Peatland Restoration
Peat swamps are rich in carbon. Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) has the mandate to restore 2,5 million hectares of degraded/burnt peatlands by 2020, avoiding up to 1 gigaton of CO2 emissions. Resolving land rights and land use conflicts will be key to success.
-Dahniar Andriani – Director of HuMa (Rainforest Foundation Norway partner in Indonesia)
-Riche Rahma Dewita –Warsi, Jambi (Rainforest Foundation Norway partner)
-Asep Yunan Firdaus – Director of Epistema Institute, initiator of peatland paralegal organization
-Anna Christina – Technical staff of Peatland Agency's complaints handling unit
Hosts: Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG), Indonesia
Room: Amalie Skram (2nd floor)
18:30: Scaling Up REDD+ in Tropical Peatland Landscapes
Indonesia contains not only the largest e of tropical peatlands but also the largest extent of degraded and burned peatlands. In this event, innovative solutions to restoring these unique ecosystems are presented, including finance, jurisdictional and landscape approaches, community enterprises and monitoring of government actions.
-T. Nirarta ‘Koni’ Samadhi (World Resources Institute Indonesia)
-Tim Jessup (Global Green Growth Institute)
-Dharsono Hartono (Katingan Ecosystem Restoration)
-Budi Wardhana (BRG – Peat Restoration Agency)
Hosts: World Resources Institute and Global Green Growth Institute
Room: Amalie Skram (2nd floor)
17.15: Transparency and deforestation-free supply chains
Trase – www.trase.earth - is a platform that combines trade, logistics and satellite data to map the supply chains of forest risk commodities, from production to markets, via individual trading companies. What's the connection between supply chain transparency, sustainability commitments and accountability? New findings on deforestation associated with soy production in the Brazilian Cerrado savannah forest will also be presented.
Mauricio Voivodic, CEO WWF Brazil
Ana Aranha, Chief Editor, Reporter Brasil
Juliana Lopes, Sustainability Director, Amaggi
Timer Manurung, Director, Auriga
Host: Transparent Supply Chains for Sustainable Economies (Trase), with the Stockholm Environment Institute and Global Canopy
Room: Kverneland (2nd floor)
17:15: Unlocking finance for sustainable land use: Land-use finance mapping toolbox
Innovative solutions and tools around land-use and governance challenges for REDD+ countries to scale up implementation and results-based actions. Join the discussion on What are the main financing gaps, opportunities and priorities? How to align sustainable investments to climate and forest objectives? How much money has been spent on reducing deforestation?
Introduction by: Angela Falconer, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative
-The Government of the State of Acre, Brazil
-The National REDD+ Fund, Democratic Republic of Congo
-The Government of Indonesia
-The Green Climate Fund
-The Central Africa Forest Initiative
Moderator: Tim Clairs, Principal Policy and Technical Advisor, UN Development Programme
Concluding remarks: Adeline Dontenville, Land-use finance expert, EU REDD Facility
Hosts: UNDP, EU REDD Facility; Climate Policy Initiative
Room: Ndjema (3rd floor)
Showcasing technical solutions to save tropical forests (Room: Kjelleren)
17.15: Satellites and supercomputers: Interactive introductions to high tech forest monitoring
In this interactive room, you can get a hands-on experience of how cutting edge data, technology and tools improve forest monitoring. New technology allows transparent access to forest information like never before. High resolution satellite imagery captures small changes and critical details in all the world's forests. Real time forest monitoring enables a response to deforestation as it happens, rather than measurements after the culprits are long gone. Cloud computing power lets anyone access data and tools from their smartphones and personal computers. Learn how three organizations, an NGO, the United Nations, and a California-based technology company are using these technological advances to empower people and help combat deforestation.
Hosts: Global Forest Watch, FAO SEPAL, and Planet invite you to drop by for a demonstration.
Room: Kjelleren (Basement)