UNFCCC COP19 Meeting in Warsaw: Progress on REDD+ Policy

UNFCCC COP19 Meeting in Warsaw: Progress on REDD+ Policy
The UNFCC COP19 meeting took place in Warsaw from 11-22 November 2013.

Whilst there was slow progress on the major issues related to a post-2015 climate mechanism, the REDD+ issues gained substantial ground with the adoption of 7 Decisions. These COP Decisions now formalise REDD+ as a policy process that can progress in terms of having frame conditions that have achieved an overall consensus by Parties. The Decisions which are now considered as the Warsaw Framework for REDD+ provide guidelines on finance; reference levels; measuring, reporting and verification (MRV); safeguards; forest monitoring systems, institutional arrangements; and addressing drivers of deforestation. The Warsaw Framework for REDD+ is backed by pledges of 280 million dollars financing from the US, Norway and the UK.

Thus the sustainability of the technical projects that will support REDD+ policy process is ensured for the years ahead.

(photo from: http://unfccc.int/meetings/warsaw_nov_2013/items/7896.php)

For further details see: http://unfccc.int/meetings/warsaw_nov_2013/meeting/7649/php/view/workshops.php