ACCEL presents - The New International Carbon Offset?
24 February 2010
Deforestation, especially in the tropics, contributes around 20% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. The Copenhagen Accord recognises the crucial role of reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) and the need to enhance removals of greenhouse gas emissions by forests. Under the Accord, financial resources from developed countries to developing countries will be mobilised through the immediate establishment of a mechanism including REDD-plus. Meanwhile, Australia's proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme envisages that REDD offset credits might be recognised as eligible international emissions units following Copenhagen. Our panel of speakers will discuss the implications of the recent Copenhagen Accord and the future of REDD in Australia and globally.
3.30pm:Registration and Refreshments
Chair, Adjunct Professor Robert Hill, US Studies Centre, The University of Sydney
4.10pm: 'The Copenhagen Accord: Is it Legally Binding?'
Professor Gillian Triggs, Dean, Sydney Law School
4.40pm: 'Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation under the Copenhagen Accord'
Professor Rosemary Lyster, Professor of Climate and Environmental Law and Director of the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law, Sydney Law School
5.10pm: 'Australian Government Perspectives on REDD'
Kushla Munro, Director, Australian Government International Forests Partnership
5.40pm:'Financing for REDD under the Copenhagen Accord'
Kate Miles, Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law, Sydney Law School
6.10pm: 'Enforcing the REDD Provisionsin the Copenhagen Accord'
Dr Tim Stephens, Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law
6.40pm: Questions and Close
Adjunct Professor Robert Hill, US Studies Centre, The University of Sydney
Time: 4-7pm (registration and refreshments from 3.30pm)
Cost: Full registration: $120 (inc GST). Sydney Law School students: $75 (inc GST). NGO: $75 (inc GST)
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