Forests and Climate Change Negotiations
UNFCCC-COP19: Warsaw, November 2013
Key information related to this global climate conference, as well as WWF's expectations for REDD+, are available to the right.
We will also be providing regular updates from the conference on our blog.
Watch a presentation on Expectations for REDD+ at COP19:
Read this interview on WWF's expectations for REDD+ at COP19 with Josefina Brana-Varela, Director of Policy with WWF's international Forest and Climate Programme and lead of WWF's UNFCCC REDD+ policy efforts.
UNFCCC SBSTA & SBI: Bonn -- 3-14 June, 2013
WWF's scorecard on the meetings' REDD+ outcomes is available here.
The full WWF review of the meetings' outcomes is available here.
UNFCCC-COP18: Doha, Qatar -- Nov/Dec 2012
At UNFCCC- COP18, WWF has set levels of expectations on three key REDD+ areas: Finance, Reference Levels and MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verifying).
Please download our expectations papers through the links to the right.
REDD+ for People and Nature: A case study of an integrated approach to REDD+ readiness in Mai-Ndombe, DRC
Download the Case Study here
Two complementing video shorts have also been produced with this Case Study.
Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, Head of CN-REDD in the DRC under the Ministry of Environment, discusses REDD+ in the DRC:
REDD+ News from UNFCCC-COP18
WWF's Bruce Cabarle hosts a webinar on "REDD outcomes for Doha and next steps" -- view the video archive here.
What next for REDD+ following Doha disappointment? (RTCC news)
WWF REDD+ Scorecard for UNFCCC-COP18
REDD+ remains at crossroads after Doha
DRC Minister of Environment launches Mai-Ndombe REDD+ Case Study at UNFCCC-COP18
REDD+ progress stalls over verification standards
REDD+ takes unanticipated (draft) step forward at UNFCCC-COP18
Indigenous Peoples showcase REDD+ in action at UNFCCC-COP18
BLOG: COP18 REDD+ Report
Past Climate Negotiations
REDD+ is a key issue on the agenda. Key decisions are needed at this meeting in order to get REDD+ right for the benefit of the climate, people and nature.
WWF's REDD+ related expectations for the meeting are:
- Realization of an effective REDD+ mechanism can and must be a significant part of a global climate solution. Without the immediate scaling up of REDD+ action, limiting the rise in global temperatures to 2°C will be almost impossible. Following on important decisions from Cancun and Durban, Parties in Bangkok should use the LCA, and the upcoming ADP to make concrete progress on unresolved REDD+ issues and to position COP19 in Doha for actual decisions on these matters. Most importantly, the LCA’s mandate finishes and therefore REDD+ is wrapping up under the current negotiation tracks. It is crucial that decisions are made about how REDD+ negotiations will continue under the UNFCCC, including the nature and form of REDD+ under a future platform (the ADP), to ensure that REDD+ exists within a comprehensive and legally binding climate agreement.
- Furthermore, finance for REDD+ is a key priority for the two upcoming UNFCCC meetings. Parties must make progress on concrete commitments for additional short-term REDD+ finance beyond the existing fast start funding, as well as clearly demonstrate how to meet the finance needs for all phases of REDD+. The Green Climate Fund should give serious consideration to establishing a REDD+ window under the Fund.
- A further priority for REDD+ in the upcoming UNFCCC meetings is the clarification of key language and terms and significant progress on unresolved issues. This includes the need for a definition of “result basedactions”; how to link safeguards to REDD+ finance; how to MRV results-based actions (and safeguards); the role and modalities of offsets; modalities of resultsbased payments for phase 3 actions; and the link between finance and reference levels.