CIFOR and Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV) organized a on the current status and implementation challenges of REDD+ policies and initiatives at national and subnational levels. The GCF Secretariat was represented by the coordinator for Brazil, Mariana Pavan, who presented on the GCF meeting
last year in Santarém, Pará, Brazil. The participants focused on the status of REDD+ policies in the Brazilian states of Amazonas, Mato Grosso and Pará and how these fit with the developing national REDD+ policy. CIFOR updated the group on its study, the Global Comparative Study on REDD
(GCS- REDD), including a preliminary assessment of projects under the study. The goal of GCS-REDD is to identify what works in REDD initiatives at varying levels of government. The workshop also had breakout sessions on baselines, land tenure, and safeguards.