Speaker: Dr Heike Schroeder, Senior Lecturer, School of International Development, University of East Anglia
The rapid loss of tropical forests is of serious concern for a whole range of reasons, including its contribution to climate change. This presentation will take a critical look at the way the mechanism to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has evolved to date both as part of the ongoing climate negotiations and beyond them, discuss the implications and end with some pointers toward its future.
Heike Schroeder is a senior lecturer in climate change and international development at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, where she is analyzing global environmental politics and forest governance, in particular the role of non-nation state actors in the current post-2012 negotiating process on avoiding deforestation (REDD). She is also a coordinator of the governance theme in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the long-term international research project on Earth System Governance under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP).
From 2007 to 2011, Heike was a Tyndall senior research fellow and an Oxford Martin senior fellow in forest governance at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. From 2003 to 2007, she was a researcher at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as the Executive Officer of a 10-year international research project on the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (IDGEC), a core project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). The IDGEC project examined the roles institutions play in the human/environment interface. The project’s findings are documented in the book Institutions and Environmental Change, edited by Young, King, and Schroeder (MIT Press).