- Workshop: Turning the Agenda into Concrete Action
- Workshop for the Focus Area “Restoring value to grasslands”
- Workshop for the Focus Area “Reduced discharge”
- Workshop for the Focus Area “Closing the efficiency gap”
- Interim Preparatory Committee Meetings
- Third Global Multi-Stakeholder Meeting: Nairobi
- Second Global Multi-Stakeholder Meeting: Phuket
- First Global Multi-Stakeholder Meeting: Brasilia
Workshop for the Focus Area “Restoring value to grasslands”
7-10 May, 2012, Brasilia, Brazil
This focus area proposes that appropriately managedgrasslands can provide large natural resource benefitsin the form of carbon sequestration, provision of waterservices, and biodiversity protection. These actionscan also assist with adaptation to climate change, raiseproductivity and enhance livelihoods.
During this workshop, a range of technicalinterventions, and policy and institutional options forfostering these improvements will be considered. Inparticular, the potential for carbon finance and otherforms of payment for environmental services (PES) topartially or completely finance grassland restorationinvestments, will be explored.
The objective of the workshop is to identifypractical steps to prepare an initial Action programme considering the needs & questionsoutlined below:
- Identify & address key knowledge gaps:
- Where is grassland degradation & associatedlosses of environmental assets & services mostacute?
- Where, given various constraints, is restoringvalue to grasslands most feasible?
- Which policy instruments are best suited to largescale grassland restoration?
- What role can climate finance & other PES schemesplay in supporting large-scale grassland restoration?
- How could the GAA be best positioned to add valueto ongoing & past activities?
- Who else needs to get on board?
- How can each stakeholder engage in an initialAction programme?
- Introduction to the development of a “sustainable livestock agenda” so far, the Brasilia Consensus &
the Phuket Road Map
- New Challenges for Agriculture
- The Workshop – An introduction
- Grassland development & integration with cropping systems in Latin America
- Grassland degradation – a global perspective
- Grassland development & degradation in low-input farming systems: an African perspective
- Grassland development & degradation in East Africa & Central Asia
- Animal production & policies: a global perspective
- Grassland degradation & recovery: an economic perspective
- Options for Support to Grassland Restoration in the context of Climate Change Mitigation
- Carbon crediting & grassland restoration in Northern China
- Wildlife PES Schemes and Pastoral Livelihoods in Arid & Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) in Kenya
- Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock
- Experiences with Silvopastoral systems in Brazil
- NGO perspective - Imaflora
- Summary of day 1
- Working Groups
- WG1: Latin America
- WG2: Africa & Asia
- WG3: North America, Europe & Oceania
- Working Groups to identify & discuss
- WG1: Privately managed grasslands
- WG3: Working group Open access/collectively managed grasslands