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The Little Redd+ Book (Short) Bangkok Meeting


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Introduction to REDD+ and the Little REDD+ Book, presented to journalists by Charlie Parker of the GCP at the UNFCCC meeting in Bangkok in October 2009.

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The Little Redd+ Book (Short) Bangkok Meeting

  1. 1. The Little REDD Book<br />Charlie Parker October 2009<br />
  2. 2. Why is REDD important<br />Deforestation accounts for 16% of global GHG emissions<br />Combating Climate Change<br />Total = 49 GtCO2e<br />Source: The Terrestrial Carbon Group. GtCO2e per year, 2005<br />Data taken from McKinsey (2009) Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy <br />
  3. 3. Why is REDD important<br />Over a fifth of global mitigation potential is in REDD+<br />Combating Climate Change<br />Source: The Terrestrial Carbon Group. Abatement potentialGtCO2e per year, 2030.<br />Data taken from McKinsey (2009) Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy <br />
  4. 4. Why is REDD important<br />Half of mitigation potential in developing countries is in AFOLU.<br />Combating Climate Change<br />Source: The Terrestrial Carbon Group<br />
  5. 5. Why is REDD important<br />1.2 billion of the world’s poorest depend on the forests for their survival<br />Local communities depend on forests as a source of fuel, food, medicines and shelter<br />Forests are home to 90% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity<br />Indigenous and forest-dependent peoples are stewards of their forests.<br />Forests provide ecosystem services on local to global scales<br />More than just carbon<br />
  6. 6. Understanding REDD<br />A framework for understanding<br />
  7. 7. Comparative Analysis<br />Scope<br />
  8. 8. Comparative Analysis<br />Reference Level: Evolution of thinking<br />
  9. 9. Current state of play<br />December 2008, AWG-LCA 4, Poznan (11/121 pages)<br />Revised note by the Chair, FCCC/AWGLCA/2008/16/Rev.1<br />March 2009, AWG-LCA 5, Bonn (2-3/23 pages)<br />Focus document, FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/4<br />June, 2009 AWG-LCA 6, Bonn (20/199 pages)<br />Revised negotiating text, FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.1<br />October 2009, AWG-LCA 7.1, Bangkok (?)<br />Reordering and consolidation, FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.2<br />Revised annex III C to document, Non-paper No. 11 (9 pages)<br />REDD negotiations in AWG-LCA<br />
  10. 10. Current state of play<br />2. Means of implementation<br />9. Option 1 a) (ii)Forest reserve fund for conservation<br />9. Option 2 a) access to and use of markets … through issuance of carbon credits .. for emission reductions resulting from reduced deforestation and forest degradation, [and for conservation]<br />9. Option 3 a) A fund [additional to ODA] for [conservation, enhancement of carbon stocks …<br />3. [Measurement, reporting and verification of actions] [Measurement and monitoring system]<br />10.[When establishing national reference emission levels [and][or] or national reference levels, taking into account [the application of a correction factor to reflect] national circumstances [,historically low deforestation and forest degradation…]<br />Revised negotiation text: Distribution<br />
  11. 11. Road to Copenhagen<br />UNFCCC Calendar<br />November 2nd-6th 2009, AWG-LCA 7.2, Barcelona<br />Further condensing of text.<br />What is required from Copenhagen?<br />December 7th-18th 2009, COP 15, CMP 5, Copenhagen<br />Agreement on REDD may be just ½ a page of text. <br />Life beyond Copenhagen<br />“Marrakech phase” from 2010 – 2012. What are the details?<br />Capacity building<br />Early action.<br />What is happening?<br />
  12. 12. Charlie Parker<br />Global Canopy Programme<br /><br />