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**The Balikpapan Challenge: A Global Framework for Low-Emission Development in Tropical Forest Regions

  • COP 23 Meeting Room 4 (100) Bonn Germany (map)

Organizers: Earth Innovation Institute (EII), Pronatura-Sur (PNS), the Governors’ Climate & Forests (GCF) task force, Yayasan Penelitian Inovasi Bumi (Inobu)

Title: The Balikpapan Challenge: A Global Framework for Low-Emission Development in Tropical Forest Regions

Summary: Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force jurisdictions & implementing partners join the Balikpapan Challenge, establishing a shared definition of success for tropical deforestation, conservation, improved livelihoods, renewable energy, scalable incentive systems & human rights protection by 2020.

Speakers & Panelists

Mr. Daniel Nepstad, Executive Director, EII– Overview/Context

Mr. Daddy Ruhiyat, Head of Provincial Climate Change Council, East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia – Opening Remarks

Ms. Colleen Scanlan-Lyons, Project Director, GCF Secretariat – Moderator & Closing Remarks

 

·         Gov. Victor Manuel Noriega Reátegui, San Martin Region, Peru

·         Gov. Sebastião Afonso Viana Macedo Neves, Acre State, Brazil

·         Gov. José Pedro Gonçalves Taques, Mato Grosso State, Brazil

·         Dep. Sec. Ricardo Hernández, Deputy Secretary of Forestry Development, Secretary of the Environment and Natural History, Chiapas State, México

·         Ms. Francisca Arara, Coordinator, Organization of Indigenous Teachers of Acre, Acre State, Brazil

·         Mr. Bjarne Rask Thomsen, Chief Executive Officer, Denofa

·         Mr. Tan Lin, Executive President, Hopefull Investment and Holding Group

 

Small reception to follow event

 

* Translation between Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian and English will be provided.