This panel discussion will explore the proposition that clarifying tenure and carbon rights will be necessary for effective REDD+ implementation. REDD stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The form and strength of land tenure will significantly shape the flow of benefits from, and feasibility for, forest conservation. Discussion will include resilience of community tenure, customary rules and those introduced by REDD+ programs to remediate the shocks of REDD+ including gender inequities. Lisa Naughton will summarize conclusions from the October 2011 Madison workshop on Land Tenure and Forest Carbon Management. Barney Barnes will summarize findings from research on community tenure resilience and their relevance to shocks produced by REDD+ implementation. Jon Unruh will summarize land tenure obstacles to the implementation of carbon sequestration programs in an African context.+ More details
The purpose of this discussion is to explore new models for supporting land tenure research and training in the future. A single Center such as the LTC seems to be an anachronism after years of investments building capacities around the world for conducting training and research on land tenure and related issues. What is the demand for land tenure expertise? Mark Freudenberger will present the perspectives of private companies. Steve Lawry will speak about private philanthropic perspectives. Malcolm Childress and Jolyne Sanjack will present development agency perspectives. John Becker will discuss the evolution of USAID in requiring land tenure expertise. Gordon Straub will bring USAID and private company experiences into the discussion. Can Universities respond to these demands? Joe Elder will summarize his conclusions regarding "The quixotic history of U.S. university-based national regional resource centers." Matt Turner, Lisa Naughton, John Bruce and Harvey Jacobs will outline priority activities of a Land Tenure unit at the UW which could attract sustainable funding. Barney Barnes will explore the idea of incorporating land tenure expertise into a global Masters in Sustainable Development Practice (MDP) based on U of Florida experiences. Bev Phillips, former LTC and Steenbock Librarian, and Jean-Ruenger Hanson, Steenbock Library liaison to the Nelson Institute and LTC will explore the potential roles of “knowledge management in the cloud” for supporting global training, research and action. What could a private organization offer for preparing future generations of land tenure specialists? Malcolm, Jolyne, Kevin, and John Bruce will lead a discussion of future networking and other ways to sustain global land tenure research and training.+ More details
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