Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: New York City

REDD+ Talks: NYC

Minister of International Development, Heikki Holmås, will attend the REDD+ Talks: NYC where he will give a speech. Other participants are actor and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Edward Norton, Executive Director of UNEP, Achim Steiner, and TJ Dicaprio, Sr. Director of Environmental Sustainability in Microsoft.

REDD+ Talks is hosted by the UN REDD program. REDD is an acronym for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation. It is an essential climate change migration strategy originated by the United Nations designed to help stop the destruction of the world's forests. "REDD+" goes beyond avoiding deforestation to include the roles of wildlife conservation, community development and job creation, basic infrastructure development, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks among other benefits.

Norway is the biggest donor to the UN REDD program.

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