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15-07: Forest Governance Market and Climate Program
Friday, 24/Mar/2017:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Location: MC 9-100

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ID: 1006 / 15-07: 1
MasterClass - learning day events

Forest Governance Market and Climate Programme (FGMC)

Francesca Marzatico02, Hugh Speechly01, Sandra Thiam03, Art Blundell04

1Palladium; 2Palladium; 3European Forest Institute; 4Forest Trends

Deforestation and forest degradation harm biodiversity, contribute to climate change and increase poverty. From 2010 to 2015, 32.5 million ha of natural forest - an area larger than Norway - was lost. Evidence suggests that for every million hectares of forest destroyed, up to a billion tonnes of CO2 (equivalent) are lost into the atmosphere. Close to 1.6 billion people – more than 25% of the world’s population – rely on forest resources for their livelihoods and most of them (1.2 billion) use trees on farms to generate food and cash. Forest clearance primarily for large-scale agriculture and illegal logging resulting in forest degradation, and the related trade in commodities and timber, therefore also deprive forest-dependent people of their livelihoods.

The master class aims at enhancing knowledge on forestry governance related issues and on how these contribute to poverty reduction while supporting sustainable development, market growth, equity and land rights. It also aims at expanding the community of practitioners with the purpose of exchanging information and lessons learned in order to enhance effectiveness of actions. It will do so through a participatory methodology including presentation, Q&A session and group discussions.

Dr. Francesca Marzatico is a land governance and tenure expert. Currently she is working as Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) technical advisor to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation in Myanmar. She been working on land governance in conflict and post conflict countries with different organizations and institutions at national and global level. Dr. Marzatico supported the development of several legislation, policy documents and guidelines on land and natural resources. She has an extensive international experience in human rights and land related issues in post conflict situations and developing countries. Ms. Marzatico holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Law and an M.A. in Constitutional Law. She has researched, taught, consulted and written on land and conflict, large scale infrastructure development, large scale land investments and human rights. She participates in international global conferences on land related issues.