October 29 and 30th, the Norwegian Government’s Climate and Forest Initiative will host the Oslo REDD Exchange 2013. This is a conference gathering over 400 REDD+ practitioners – civil society, REDD+ pilot, partners and  donor countries, multilateral organizations,  researchers and private sector actors, with the aim to exchange experiences, take stock and bring REDD+ one step forward.

•The landscape approach: Within a REDD+ framework, how can we address drivers of deforestation that originate beyond the forest sector?

•REDD+ relevant commodity supply chains: How can we accelerate progress toward deforestation-free supply chains?

•Analysis, concept and methodology development: How should we address and better understand core issues that affect the equity and sustainability of REDD+ initiatives (such as gender, tenure, and transparency)?

•Results-based finance: With payment-for-performance as a key feature of REDD+, what are the options, modalities and risks when mobilizing, accounting and distributing money?

Participation is by invitation only. Please see http://www.norad.no/en/oslo-redd-exchange-2013 for more information.