«This lecture will approach deforestation, sustainable forest management and climate change with reference to EU policy, taking into analysis the next topics:

- Some basic facts on forests and climate;

- Drivers of deforestation (illegal logging, agriculture…);

- Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+): origin and main characteristics;

- REDD+ finance and implementation;

- Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) EU initiative - state of FLEGT negotiations on Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs);

- EU Timber Regulation - examples of REDD+ projects (mangrove protection, peat soils);

- Outlook for REDD+ and FLEGT.»


Walter Kennes

Lisbon 2017@CEsA/CSG/ISEG

_materiais disponíveis:

_apresentação [PDF] _ DS SEMINAR 18 MAI 2017

_apresentação [PDF] _ DE SEMINAR 19 MAI 2017

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Walter Kennes worked for thirty years (1984-2014) as an economist for the European Commission on development related issues. He started by focussing on food security, food aid and rural development, later-on he worked on macroeconomic adjustment programmes, regional integration and trade & development. From 1995 to 2002 Walter headed the section for regional integration. In 2006 he changed to deal with environment and natural resources focussing on climate change and forestry. From 2011 to 2014 Walter was in the Asia Directorate of the Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation (DEVCO) dealing with the coordination of EU regional cooperation in Asia, dealing in particular with ASEAN as well as following thematic issues related to forestry and climate change. Presently Walter is a programme associate with the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), which is a think tank based in Brussels. He regularly makes guest presentations for the Master in European Studies programme at the KU Leuven.