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Forestry on Today’s Agenda at Bonn Climate Change Talks

Steve Zwick

The United Nations working group responsible for setting policy on offsets is set to meet this afternoon at 3pm local time in Bonn, Germany, to discuss the prospects of including reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in a post-2012 climate change regime. Ecosystem Marketplace will be following developments.

The United Nations working group responsible for setting policy on offsets is set to meet this afternoon at 3pm local time in Bonn, Germany, to discuss the prospects of including reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in a post-2012 climate change regime. Ecosystem Marketplace will be following developments.

7 April 2009 | The issue of whether to allow the use of offsets from projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) into a post-2012 global greenhouse gas agreement has been contentious as ever at this week’s climate change talks in Bonn, Germany, but there could be movement today as representatives from a high-level body charged with defining offset policies (the so-called “Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention“, or AWG-LCA) is set to discuss the role of REDD.

If the AWG-LCA can set a clear policy agenda, the matter will be passed to another body that provides guidance on scientific and technical matters (the so-called “Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice“, or SBSTA) .

For a complete backgrounder, see our December coverage of the Poznan Climate Change Talks or, for the most recent update, read

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