2018 REDD+ International Symposium gathers in Seoul


Seoul, Republic of Korea – The 2018 REDD+ International Symposium, organized by the Republic of Korea Forest Service (KFS), took place on 31 October 2018, bringing together participants from UN agencies and international organizations, national institutions, universities and government agencies.

The symposium focused on current status and major issues of REDD+, including Norway’s support of REDD implementation in developing countries, REDD projects in Cambodia in cooperation with the Republic of Korea, result-based payment and benefit-sharing mechanisms implemented in Brazil, the future work of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and the joint crediting mechanism developed by Japan to facilitate diffusion of leading low carbon technologies while contributing to the sustainable development in partner countries.

Discussions also included the use of agroforestry for conservation and sustainable development, and cooperation between the Republic of Korea and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the implementation of REDD in DPRK. 

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