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COP22 Side Event: Joining forces to achieve SDG15: Delivering on the Global Agenda for Forests, Climate and Development

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 06:30pm - 08:00pm
By maddie_west

Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.


This high-level event co-hosted by the UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank Group will feature interventions by leaders of United Nations agencies FAO, UNDP and UNEP, followed by a town-hall style discussion moderated by journalist Matt Frei of Britain’s Channel 4 News. Diverse stakeholders will examine how initiatives on REDD+1 can be powerful catalysts for delivering on SDG15 and achieving developing countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The event will feature multi-stakeholder actions that are having an impact on the ground, and highlight best practices and lessons learned.

Participants will also discuss the way forward, including how best to enable countries to implement their ambitious commitments through access to climate finance and strengthening of technical capacities.


  • Showcase how initiatives in land-use sectors, especially REDD+ implementation, can be catalytic in strengthening efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by presenting flagship joint initiatives;
  • Strategize the way forward on the agriculture – forestry nexus in the context of deforestation and delivering on SDG15 and other SDGs;
  • Discuss how the momentum created by the adoption of Paris Agreement can be leveraged to scale up funding for land use sectors, including forests and climate actions.


Draft Programme
The event will be moderated by journalist Matt Frei of Channel 4 News and feature interventions by the following participants (tbc):

  • H.E. Edgar Gutiérrez Espeleta, Minister for Environment and Energy
  • (Costa Rica)
  • H.E. Osea Naiqamu, Minister for Fisheries and Forests (Fiji)
  • H.E. Mahama Ayariga, Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (Ghana)
  • H.E. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Minister for Environment and Forestry (Indonesia)
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Coordinator, Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad; Executive Committee, Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (AFPAT/IPACC)
  • José Graziano da Silva, Director-General (FAO)
  • Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Assistant Administrator and Director of Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (UNDP)
  • Erik Solheim, Executive Director (UNEP)
  • Laura Tuck, Vice President (World Bank)


Venue: Blue Zone, Arctic Room
Country: Morocco
Time zone: Universal Time, Coordinated (UTC)
Show in calendar: Yes
Additional Information: Event Flyer.pdf
Tags: Morocco
Type of event: UN-REDD Programme meetings (events, workshops, training)
Subject: Other
City: Marrakech