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National Conference and Training Needs Assessment on Forests and Climate Change


This conference offered an overview about the science of climate change, and the very important role that the forestry sector will play in the mitigation efforts. Participants had a chance to discuss the potential opportunities available in developing forest carbon projects in the Philippines, as well as, to assess training needs and gaps in forest carbon project development.


Opening Remarks: Dr. David Neidel

Keynote Address: Hon. Loren Legarda

Climate Change and Forests
Dr. Rex Cruz

Mitigation Opportunities and Constraints in Forestry CDM and Voluntary Markets
Dr. Rodel D. Lasco

Carbon Markets from the Business Perspective
Mr. Rey Guarin

Approved Projects in Asia:

Case Study 1: Seeing REDD in Aceh: a Review of the Perils and Success of an Original Avoided Deforestation Project
​Atty. Ralph Strebel

Case Study 2: Key points in Preparing CDM Afforestation/Reforestation Projects
Dr. Zhang Xiaoquan

Case Study 3: FCCB Project in Tenchong
Mr. Ma Jian

Projects on the way:

Philippine Case Study 1: Philippine Peñablanca Sustainable Reforestation Project: Benefiting the Community, Climate and Biodiversity
​Mr. Mariano Duya

Philippine Case Study 2: Finding Sustainability in the CDM
Mr. Godofredo Villapando

Closing remarks
Hon. Joey Salceda