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Training Workshops: Using REDD as a Mechanism for Forest Conservation

ACA Hosts REDD Workshop in Puerto Maldonado

On May 4–6 2009, ACA and ACCA (our sister organization based in Peru) hosted a regional congress focused on REDD—Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) a market-based strategy for mitigating climate change. With generous support from several sponsors, ACA invited regional and national representatives from Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil, university researchers, environmental and civil society groups, and representatives of local and indigenous associations to participate at the conference held in Puerto Maldonado, Peru.

Presentations focused on the regional impacts of climate change, international climate policy, the design of REDD markets, and current REDD projects. ACA’s Executive Director, César Morán Cahusac gave an overview on REDD in Peru. Our REDD expert, Augusto Mulanovich, shared with participants advances in ACA’s own REDD project—one of the first in Peru—in the Los Amigos Conservation Concession in Madre de Dios, Peru.

One of the major successes of this workshop is a proposal to establish a working group of experts to create a standard regional model of deforestation projections that will help establish a strong baseline for all REDD projects in the trinational MAP regionMadre de Dios, Peru; Acre, Brazil; Pando, Bolivia.

Below are PDFs of the presentations given at the congress. (Note: these presentations are in Spanish and Portuguese)


View of forest

View within the forest of Villa Carmen, Peru. Photo: Adrian Tejedor

Steve Panfil at REDD workshop

Steven Panfil presenting during REDD workshop. Photo: Miguel Moran

Audience at REDD workshop

Auditorium of UNAMAD during REDD workshop. Photo: Miguel Moran

REDD Workshop Handshake

UNAMAD president, Guillermo Omar Burga Mostacero, and ACA/ACCA former Executive Director, Cesar Moran. Photo: Miguel Moran

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