Group photo after the succesful launch of the book
UNEP in collaboration with Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies launched a source book on integrating REDD+ into academic programmes at University level.
The launch, which included a WEBINAR, was held on 20 August, 2014 at the UNEP headquarters, Gigiri.
The source book titled ‘FORESTS IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: A SOURCE BOOK FOR INTEGRATING REDD+ INTO ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES’ is designed to give an overview of the key topics related to forests and climate change, under the overarching and evolving REDD+ narrative. The purpose is to facilitate the integration of this new knowledge domain into multi-disciplinary University programmes. The sourcebook provides case studies and detailed references in each module, and can be used comprehensively or selectively in the design and delivery of academic programmes related to REDD+.
The key speakers included:
Prof. Kiama Gitahi, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi, Mette L. Wilkie, Director, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation, UNEP, David Mbugua, Director, Kenya Forest Service, Alfred Gichu, National REDD+ Coordinator, Kenya, Tim Christophersen, Team Leader, UNEP, UN-REDD Programme, Ben Cashore, Faculty Director of the Governance, Environments and
Markets Initiative, GEM Initiative, Yale University, Gitile Naituli, Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities (MESA) focal point; Multimedia University and Mahesh Pradhan, Chief, Environmental Education & Training Unit, UNEP
Click here to download the launch flyer.