Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation

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International Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
Organized by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM, Italy) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF, USA)

“Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation - REDD”

18 November 2008
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Corso Magenta 63, Milan - Italy

Today the massive process of deforestation and forest degradation in tropical regions results in the release into the atmosphere of approximately 20 percent of the world’s total anthropogenic emissions, which are held responsible for the progressive warming of the climate system. While the scientific community is exploring the potential of reducing and preventing world-wide deforestation as the policy option with the most immediate impact on the reduction of global CO2 emissions, a number of policy makers are still reluctant to introduce this option into post-Kyoto agreements, fearing that it might postpone abatement action in other sectors.

On the road to Copenhagen 2009, the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and the Environmental Defense Fund organize an international workshop on "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation-REDD". The Conference will bring together key international scientists and civil society and government representatives to discuss the integration of "REDD" into post-Kyoto architectures.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. If you are interested, please confirm your participation by replying to redd@feem.it not later than October 31, 2008. You will be notified by email of the status of your application shortly after we receive your reply.

All the conference documents will be available at:



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