Earth Day 2013 brought together corporate leaders, policymakers, and climate change experts for the first ever symposium on global warming and the role of REDD+. The event was hosted by Wildlife Works, and co-sponsored by CSRwire and Code REDD.

The day was a huge success, with many incredible speakers like Microsoft’s Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability, TJ DiCaprio; Nobel Prize Recipient and Chairman of the IPCC, Rajendra Pachauri; and the Chairlady of the Tumaini Women’s Group in Kasigau Kenya, Mama Mercy Ngaruiya. The press release for the event can be found here.

The REDD+ Talks website now has videos of all the talks and speaker bios, along with a wonderful intro video explaining REDD+ and the state of the climate.

Continue to follow @REDDTalks or the hastag #REDDTalks on Twitter for more updates on the event, and REDD+ in the news.


For more information about REDD+ Talks, see the following articles that have been published about the event:

“Puma, Microsoft Call for Forest Protect to Combat Climate Change at REDD+ Talks” by Sustainable Brands

“REDD Talks Aim for Substance on an Otherwise Fluffy Earth Day”, and “Earth Day Recap: Let’s Talk REDD+” on Ecosystem Marketplace

“Celebrating Planet and People on Earth Day” by TriplePundit

“Finding a Path Through the Forest” by Sissel Waage of BSR

“Microsoft puts price on carbon, buys credits from forest conservation project” by

“Microsoft Carbon Fee Funds Cambodian Community Forestry” by Forest Carbon Portal

“REDDy for Action” by Sustainable Industries