page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
page 6
page 7
page 8
page 9
page 10
page 11
page 12
page 13
page 14
page 15
page 16
page 17
page 18
page 19
page 20
page 21
page 22
page 23
page 24
page 25
page 26
page 27
page 28
page 29
page 30
page 31
page 32
page 33
page 34
page 35
page 36
page 37
page 38
page 39
page 40
page 41
page 42
page 43
page 44
page 45
page 46
page 47
page 48
page 49
page 50
page 51
page 52
page 53
page 54
page 55
page 56
page 57
page 58
page 59
page 60
page 61
page 62
page 63
page 64
page 65
page 66
page 67
page 68
page 69
page 70
page 71
page 72
page 73
page 74
page 75
page 76
page 77
page 78
page 79
page 80
page 81
page 82
page 83
page 84
page 85
page 86
page 87
page 88
page 89
page 90
page 91
page 92
page 93
page 94
page 95
page 96
page 97
page 98
page 99
page 100
page 101
page 102
page 103
page 104
page 105
page 106
page 107
page 108
page 109
page 110
page 111
page 112
page 113
page 114
page 115
page 116
page 117
page 118
page 119
page 120
page 121
page 122
page 123
page 124
page 125
page 126
page 127
page 128
page 129
page 130
page 131
page 132
page 133
page 134
page 135
page 136
page 137
page 138
page 139
page 140

contribute transformative investments in natural capital while also developing human and social capital.A "landscape" approach to REDD+ and sustainable development is part of the process of identifying and achieving transformative investments to reduce potential negative impacts and to address tradeoffs, by facilitating a more coordinated approach to planning and policy formulation. This approach aims at maximising synergies between sustainable agriculture and REDD+ and ensuring that food production and forestry do not compete for natural resources. This is possible by looking at large, connected geographic or forested areas to fully understand natural resource conditions and trends, natural and human influences, and opportunities for balancing the needs for conservation, restoration and development. As a result, there is great potential for synergy between REDD+ and goals such as food security, the establishment and clarification of tenure rights for local communities and Indigenous Peoples, and concepts of equity. As a way forward for making landscapes more resilient in the face of climate change, "climate-smart agriculture" seeks to direct agricultural development along pathways that lead to sustainable increases of agricultural productivity and adaptive capacity of agricultural communities. Climate-smart agricultural practices Above: Indigenous forest community in GabonRight: Tapajos Forest Legal Deforestation" REDD+ provides an opportunity to shift the development paradigm away from destructive uses of forests and towards their conservation. "078 FORESTS

can also contribute to climate change adaptation and create opportunities for mitigating climate change through carbon capture in biomass and soils. When REDD+ is structured to promote sustainable development, it can play a key role in achieving broader development goals for improved livelihoods, mitigating climate change and providing a valuable platform for countries to share lessons and access new knowledge in a way that reflects each country context. Through the implementation of REDD+ activities, the UN-REDD Programme continues to bring together the expertise and experience of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to help countries prepare for REDD+ through the "One UN" delivery approach. The emerging lessons of this approach are potentially valuable to the UN system in supporting sustainable development efforts. Building on the valuable lessons emerging from REDD+, let us support world leaders to emerge from the upcoming Rio+ 20 conference with a renewed global commitment to sustainable development that recognises the life-sustaining multiple benefits forests provide. n About the AuthorDr Yemi Katerere is the Head of the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat based in Geneva. Previously, Dr Katerere was the Deputy Director General of CIFOR, based in Indonesia, and CEO of Zimbabwe's Forestry Commission. Dr. Katerere holds a PhD in Forest Resources from the University of Idaho and has published extensively. In recognition of his contribution to forestry and development, Dr Katerere was awarded the Commonwealth Queen's Award in 1993. " there is great potential for synergy between REDD+ and goals such as food security, the establishment and clarification of tenure rights for local communities and Indigenous Peoples, and concepts of equity"FORESTS 079