Lecture : Economic for Climate Change by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

A session by RCCC University of Indonesia
Date : Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Time : 09.00 – 09.20 GMT
Venue : Indonesia Pavilion at COP22, Marrakech, Morocco


Landscape approaches are widely applied in attempts to reconcile tradeoffs amongst different actors with conflicting demands on land and water resources. This approach seeks to provide tools and concepts for allocating and managing land to achieve social, economic, and environmental objectives in areas where agriculture, mining, and other productive land uses compete with environmental and biodiversity goals. Key principles for landscape approaches have been endorsed by inter-governmental processes dealing with climate change mitigation and adaptation and biodiversity conservation (Sayer et al 2015). Indonesia landscape has rich rainforests supporting the livelihoods of millions of rural people. Conversion of this landscape to agro-industries and pulp and bio-fuel plantations creates both threats and opportunities. However, understanding potential pathways to sustainable landscape is an emerging scientific field, context driven and rewarding when research is carefully twinned with stakeholders to better formally integrate knowledge, interests and priorities. Mapping interests and commitments of stakeholders of the landscapes are very important. These issues will be discussed and innovative solutions will be offered in this session. Moreover, scientific discussion will be followed by funding and financial discussion from Payment for Ecosystem Services included REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) that could make forests valuable resources for rural people.