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    Anke Schulmeister WWF REDD Anke Schulmeister WWF REDD Presentation Transcript

    • REDD+ From Cancun to Durban Anke Schulmeister WWF EPO 01.03. 2011© Michel Roggo / WWF-Canon Source: European Space Agency 1
    • REDD + from Cancun to Durban Forests are world’s largest “banks” of world’s “banks” terrestrial carbon Deforestation are the homean alarming rate Forests continues at to about two thirds of 13 million hectaresbiodiversity which of all terrestrial per year – equals 36 footballfields per minute Deforestation are important for the livelihood of Forests and forest degradation are over 1 billion people responsible for approx. 15% of global GreenSource: European Space Agency House Gas emissions © Michel Roggo / WWF-Canon "State of Play: From Copenhagen to Cancun" 1 March, 2011 - 2
    • REDD + from Cancun to Durban Deforestation continues at an alarming rate of 13 million hectares per year – which equals 36 football fields per minute Deforestation and forest degradation are responsible for approx. 15% of global approx. Green House Gas emissions Source: European Space AgencyPresentation to Climate Action Conference Climate change: The EU Perspective 1 March, 2011 - 3
    • REDD + from Cancun to DurbanReducing Emissions fromDeforestation and ForestDegradation (REDD)What’s it about?Reducing emissions from deforestation and forestdegradation (REDD) in developing countries and therole of conservation, sustainable management offorests and enhancement of forest carbon stocksDefinition COP 16 in Cancun 2010 1 March, 2011 - 4
    • REDD + from Cancun to Durban REDD What was agreed in Cancun? • Establishment of the core of an international REDD regime • ALL Parties to address drivers of deforestation • Development of national REDD Strategies/Action Plans as well as a national forest reference emission level and/or forest reference level • Interim sub-national reference emission levels • Biodiversity, social and governance safeguards, including conservation aspects and indigenous peoples rights • Need for adequate and predictable finance http://unfccc.int/files/meetings/cop_16/application/pdf/cop16_lca.pdf"State of Play: From Copenhagen to Cancun" 1 March, 2011 - 5
    • REDD + from Cancun to Durban REDD What was NOT agreed in Cancun? • What will be the overall measureable emission reduction goal for the next commitment period? • How to set up National Strategies and plans and under which criteria? • How to set reference levels and how to estimate emissions and removals associated with the drivers for deforestation and forest degradation? (Delegated to SBSTA) • How to provide information on safeguards? (SBSTA to provide guidance) • How will the means for financing REDD be raised? http://unfccc.int/files/meetings/cop_16/application/pdf/cop16_lca.pdf"State of Play: From Copenhagen to Cancun" 1 March, 2011 - 6
    • REDD + from Cancun to DurbanWWF recommendations forDurbanWhat do we need to achieve? 1 March, 2011 - 7
    • REDD + from Cancun to Durban A global agreement on climate change mitigation What still needs to be done? • A measurable time bound global goal needs to be defined, where all parties do their fair share: WWF proposal: ZERO NET EMISSIONS FROM DEFORESTATION AND FOREST DEGRADATION BY 2020 (ZNEDD) • More concrete actions on how to address drivers of deforestation • Ensure that safeguards are measured, reported and verified at national level • Decision on mid- and long term finance strategy"State of Play: From Copenhagen to Cancun" 1 March, 2011 - 8
    • Thank you www.panda.org © 2010, WWF. All photographs used in this presentation are copyright protected and courtesy of the WWF-Canon Global Photo Network and the respective photographers."State of Play: From Copenhagen to Cancun" 1 March, 2011 - 9