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Development Co-operation Report 2014 and Why Forests? Why Now?

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:45am to 12:30pm

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The Center for Global Development (CGD) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will hold two thematically-linked, consecutive events.

We will begin with the release of the 2014 OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) annual flagship publication, the Development Co-operation Report (DCR), at 9:45 a.m. This year’s DCR focuses on the challenges and opportunities for Mobilising Resources for Sustainable Development. A presentation of the report’s key findings and recommendations will be followed by a discussion and questions from the floor.

Following a coffee break, CGD fellows Frances Seymour and Jonah Busch will present a preview of the findings from a forthcoming CGD book, Why Forests? Why Now? at 11:15 a.m. The book draws upon science, economics, and politics to show that tropical forests are essential for climate stability and sustainable development, that now is the time for action, and that payment-for-performance finance is a course of action with great potential for success.

The first part of the program will provide a valuable overview of the available resources and options for mobilising financing for sustainable development. The second will allow a deeper look at how to apply the ideas in the OECD-DAC report to the specific and urgent challenge of protecting the climate and promoting development by slowing tropical deforestation.

Please click here for the full program and to register for one or both events.

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Location, Date & Time

Center for Global Development
2055 L Street - Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Friday, October 10, 2014
9:15 a.m. - Registration for Development Co-operation Report 2014 Session
11:15 a.m. - Registration for Why Forests? Why Now? Session
**Light refreshments will be provided**