NBFN at The REDD+ Exchange 2018


Oslo Tropical Forest Forum 2018, 27-28 June, Oslo

This session follows from a preparatory workshop organized jointly by Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative and NBFN last autumn.

In his introduction, Minister of Environment and Climate, Ola Elvestuen referred to NBFN:

“In my former capacity [as chair of the Committee on Energy and Environment of the Parliament] I was happy to start up our own [Norwegian] Blue Forest Network”

Parallel 3B: High carbon stock ecosystems: Incorporating mangroves and peatlands into REDD+ strategies

To highlight the importance of the climate and other ecosystem services provided by wetland forests, and discuss how to increase attention to these relatively small and under-appreciated areas in national and jurisdictional REDD+ strategies.


  • Tim Christophersen, Coordinator, Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch, UN Environment


  • HE Arlette Soudan-Nonault, Minister of Environment and Tourism, Republic of Congo
  • HE Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway
  • Catherine Lovelock, Professor, The University of Queensland Daniel Murdiyarso, Principal Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research
  • Nazir Foead, Head of the Agency, BRG RI (Indonesia Peatland Restoration Agency)