Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (2): Protocols, Projects and Opportunities

Andrea Tuttle

Presented by Andrea Tuttle

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Topics in this presentation:

  • Global Forest Loss = Significant GHG Emission Source
  • Where is the Problem?
  • REDD+ is Complicated
  • Drivers of Deforestation- Soybeans, Fuelwood and Cattle Ranching, Roads and Palm Oil
  • Understanding Deforestation
  • Forest Transition by Region
  • Developing Countries
  • Goal of REDD+: Attenuate the Decline
  • Concept of REDD+ Crediting
  • Concept of REDD+ Crediting
  • Milestones for Forests in UNFCCC Climate Negotiations
  • We Have a Global Forest Agreement
  • Cancun Text for REDD+
  • Since Bali 2007
  • Voluntary Market
  • Forest Carbon Protocols For REDD+
  • Where Do You Start? Phased Approach
  • Most Funding So Far
  • Compliance REDD+ Credits (incl REL) Not Yet
  • Early Lessons from World Bank FCPF and UN-REDD
  • Policy Questions: Linking REDD+ with the US

Andrea Tuttle is a consultant in forest and climate policy and has worked on sustainable forest management and climate projects in Indonesia, China and Malaysia. She is a Board Member for The Pacific Forest Trust, a think-tank NGO that helped pioneer the development of the California Forest Protocols and demonstrate their application on the Van Eck Forest Project, one of the first entities to sell CAR carbon credits on the voluntary market. She served as Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and State Forester from 1999-2005, working with the National Association of State Foresters and the California Fire Alliance. She represented the forest sector on the Economic and Technical Advancement Advisory Committee (ETAAC), pursuant to AB 32, the California "Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.", and served as a member of the California Coastal Commission. She has a B.A. and M.S. in Biology and PhD in Environmental Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a strong advocate for retaining working forestlands for their climate benefits and their environmental, economic and social values.