This workshop was attended by representatives of ITTO and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries in the region as well as by international non-governmental organizations, research institutes and the private sector. It was sponsored by ITTO and ASEAN and was supported by the Cambodia Forestry Administration. Resource persons from Perspectives Climate Change Consulting, the Centre for International Forestry Research, and the German technical assistance agency GTZ provided expertise to facilitate discussions.
The workshop was designed to promote understanding of the rules and procedures of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) afforestation and reforestation (A&R) projects and to encourage country-level initiatives in promoting such projects in line with the ITTO Guidelines for the Restoration, Management and Rehabilitation of Degraded and Secondary Tropical Forests. It also aimed to facilitate an exchange of views on the possible inclusion of emissions reductions from deforestation in developing countries in a post-2012 agreement of the Kyoto Protocol.