Together with partners from the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) and the Center for International Forest Research (CIFOR), the REDD-PAC project convened a discussion forum at the Global Landscapes Forum.

The objective of the forum was to bridge over from novel Earth Observation methods to cases of evidence-based policy making such as the INDC of Brazil submitted to the UNFCCC earlier this year.

High-level speakers from renown institutions such as the Secretary of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Brazilian Space Research Agency (INPE), the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) and the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment,amongst others, transferred their message to the audience consisting of ca. 150 experts from the field.


Bill Laurance (James Cook Univeristy):Critical Impacts of Roads on Tropical Forests and their Carbon Stocks

Bianca Hoersch (ESA):A new generation of data to monitor landscapes across the tropics: The Copernicus Programme

Christopher Martius (CIFOR):Politics of numbers in the framework of REDD+

Gilberto Câmara (INPE):Assessing future impacts of land use policies in Brazil

Martin Tadoum (COMIFAC):Modeling Future Deforestation and the Impact on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin

Project Partners

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

National Institute for Space Research - Brazil

Commission des forets d'Afrique Centrale/Central African Forests Commission

United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada

Funding Organization

Germany International Climate Initiative

Endorsed by

Global Land Project