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The workshop, which was held on the sidelines of the CBD COP 10, addressed REDD+ and biodiversity and livelihoods co-benefits.

25 October 2010: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) hosted a workshop on “REDD+: A New Framework for Conservation of Tropical Forests – Monitoring, Biodiversity and Practices,” on 25 October 2010, as a parallel event to the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), taking place in Nagoya, Japan.

The Workshop, co-organized by Forests and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), aimed to deepen discussions on REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) during COP 10 with presentations from experts on forest carbon monitoring, synergies with biodiversity conservation and current REDD+ practices. The presentations also included an overview of the status of international REDD+ discussions, as well as a global comparative study on REDD initiatives. Case studies were presented from Cambodia and Ecuador, highlighting biodiversity and community benefits of REDD+ initiatives. [ITTO Press Release]