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The “For Earth’s Sake: REDD+ and local livelihoods” media workshop is an opportunity for mid to senior-level journalists to learn about the link between forests, peatlands, and REDD+ as a cost-efficient and important nature-based solution to mitigate climate change, as well as to improve local livelihoods.
CIFOR and UN-REDD Programme will cover all accommodation and associated travel costs (plane tickets, local transport, meals during trip).
All journalists will be responsible for arranging their own visa. However, we will provide all necessary documentation.
Participants will visit a leading public-private ecosystem restoration initiative on a peat swamp forest, with more than 150,000 hectares reserved area between Katingan and Mentaya River in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, operated under Katingan-Mentaya Project. It is currently the largest project in the world in terms of emissions reductions per annum issued, with more than 20 million credits already issued since its creation 12 years ago. Home to over 144 tree species and endangered faunal species, such as orangutans and proboscis monkeys, Katingan forests are vital to health and well-being of the surrounding communities.
Journalists will have the opportunity to engage with local community members to delve deeper into restoration and protection activities that encourage a sustainable local economy (i.e. coconut sugar production). In addition, journalists will have access to leading experts on REDD+ who will join the field trip, including scientists from CIFOR and technical UN staff from the UN-REDD Programme.