SNV & ICRAF at Asia Pacific Forestry Week (22-26 Feb 2016)


Planning and introducing solutions at the landscape level is critical to balancing competing land use goals and achieving synergies across multiple sectors, whilst mitigating and adapting to climate change. A climate smart landscape approach can help to address trade-offs and find common solutions across the land use sectors of agriculture, forestry, and energy, supporting food and nutrition security, ecosystem conservation and poverty alleviation. Intervening at this level offers a large enough scale to address many of the governance, market and policy failures that typically underlie the drivers of deforestation and ecosystem degradation, as well as the marginalisation of the rural poor, particularly women. It also enables a deeper understanding of the impacts of climate change, as well of the necessary responses required at multiples levels of intervention.

Climate Smart Landscapes: Addressing Trade-offs and Delivering Multiple Benefits at Scale
Windus Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines, Wednesday 24 February at 1.30pm

In this presentation session SNV and ICRAF will explore some of the key ingredients and practical examples of working with a climate smart landscape approach. In particular the need: (i) to work with multiple stakeholders to develop and implement programmes and strategies for low emission, climate resilient landscape development; (ii) to integrate multiple benefits and address environmental and social safeguards in subnational planning processes (iii) to involve a wide range of stakeholders, including business, in this process by facilitating inclusive public-private-producer partnerships; and (iv) to access innovative financing and engage with companies to unlock private investment. These four complimentary areas of work need to be applied as a package in order to achieve long lasting impacts at scale.


Addressing drivers of deforestation: the need for a landscape approach: examples from Indonesia

Presented by Richard McNally, SNV’s Global Climate Smart Landscapes Coordinator. This session will covers SNVs work on Climate Smart Landscapes, Deforestation Free Supply Chains and Evergreen Agriculture. Richard has over 18 year’s experience in the field of Environmental Economics; with specific expertise in Payment for Ecological Services, Carbon Finance/REDD+ and agricultural development. Most of this time has been spent in Southeast Asia. Richard holds a Masters in Development Studies from University College Dublin and a Masters in Ecological Economics from Edinburgh University

Integrating Environmental and Social Benefits and Risks in Sub-national REDD+ Planning: Reflections from Vietnam

Presented by Richard Rastall is a REDD+ Adviser with SNV in Vietnam. He holds an MSc in Environmental Governance from the United National University – Institute for Advanced Study of Sustainability (Tokyo, Japan) and has around 12 years’ experience working on forest conservation, rural livelihoods, environmental planning and climate change initiatives in Vietnam and South/South-east Asia. Richard is currently a technical adviser to the Delivering Multiple Environmental and Social Benefits from REDD+ in South-east Asia (MB-REDD) project, implemented by SNV in Vietnam and Lao PDR, funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).


Multifunctionality of a conservation landscape in Northern Vietnam

Presented by Do Trong Hoan is a researcher at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) based in Vietnam. He obtained his Master of Science degree from Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea). He has been involve in climate change mitigation and forest ecosystem services researches since 2004. His research interests concentrates in the area of natural resources management including incentive-based forest conservation, climate change mitigation through REDD+ and carbon trade schemes, forest land tenure, benefit sharing mechanism for small holders, economic analysis of forest and agroforestry land use systems.

Moderator: Dr Delia Catacutan

Dr. Delia Catacutan is Senior Social Scientist and Country Representative to Vietnam for the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). She has over 20 years research experience in Asia and Africa on integrated natural resources management focusing on institutional and policy aspects. Dr. Catacutan has a PhD in Natural and Rural Systems Management from the University of Queensland, Australia and a post-doctoral certificate on Sustainability Science from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Read more on this event here. See more below on SNV's work in the Mekong Delta integrating shrimp aquaculture with the mangrove environment.