The 2014 International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress highlighted how forest science is helping address significant environmental, social, and economic challenges facing our world.

Florian Kraxner organized and chaired the session: C-04 (242) "Addressing The Drivers Of Deforestation: Exploring Synergies Between REDD+ And Forest Policy", where Valerie Kapos (UNEP-WCMC) talked about potential impacts of REDD+ on biodiversity and Sabine Fuss reported on the potential nexus between REDD+ and Bio Energy, Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS).

Furthermore, a number of IIASA researchers presented their most recent REDD-PAC relevant work at the event, including experience with carbon offsetting projects and monitoring of tropical forest management.

Presentations and Posters

Valerie Kapos (UNEP-WCMC) - Assessing potential biodiversity impacts of policies that address drivers of deforestation to achieve REDD+ objectives

Dmitry Schepaschenko (IIASA) - Towards a global biomass baseline map for the year 2000 to meet REDD+ policy requirements

Stephan Pietsch (IIASA) - Carbon offsetting by small holder farmers in the Congo Basin: Economic and policy constraints

Stephan Pietsch (IIASA) - Characteristics, Structure & Tree Species Diversity of a Tropical Exploitation Forest in Regeneration

Project Partners

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

National Institute for Space Research - Brazil

Commission des forets d'Afrique Centrale/Central African Forests Commission

United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada

Funding Organization

Germany International Climate Initiative

Endorsed by

Global Land Project