Anne Larson, Principal Scientist at CIFOR, outlines the state of the research and current questions concerning the implementation of global climate goals at the local level.

The Discussion Forum addresses, based on CIFOR research in interaction with partners, the challenges and opportunities presented by the full participation of non-state (e.g. private sector) and subnational government actors in efforts to address climate change on the ground. The presentations are based on comparative research on multilevel challenges conducted in 54 sites of land use change in 11 subnational landscapes in five countries (Peru, Indonesia, Mexico, Vietnam and Tanzania); in-depth studies of the design of monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems in two countries (Peru and Mexico); and research on private sector commitments (e.g. through the NAZCA platform).

Six panelists representing subnational regions, indigenous territories, the finance sector, NGOs and the research sector will draw from their own experiences to promote discussion on the research findings and examples of solutions.

Tracking progress towards climate and development goals on the ground was among the key issues discussed at the 2016 Global Landscapes Forum: Climate Action for Sustainable Development (16 November, alongside UNFCCC 22).

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Anne Larson: What we know about global climate goals and local realities – GLF 2016 Marrakesh

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