Wrapping up Week 1 of Land-Use Negotiations

Parties have three distinct land-use issues before them in Warsaw: a framework to account for mitigation from land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) in Kyoto Protocol countries; a mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, sustainably managing forests, and conserving and enhancing forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+); and issues relating…
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A Waiting Game

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. The subsidiary bodies under the Convention, the SBI and SBSTA, are scheduled to close tomorrow at noon. As usual at this point in negotiations, Parties still have a significant amount of work to do and have thus sequestered themselves in the many meeting rooms here at…
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What’s Next For the Land-Use Sector?

If you haven’t figured it out by now, let me fill you in on a little secret: I am a land-use geek. I am obsessed with anything to do with the intersection of forests, croplands, grasslands, and/or wetlands with climate change adaptation and mitigation. So when rumors began to fly earlier this year that Parties…
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Shadow Negotiations

Negotiations as we see them played out in the halls and meeting rooms of Warsaw’s National Stadium are just the tip of the iceberg. Beneath the Party-driven process lies a web of interactions between Parties and their civil society constituents, various groups and perspectives within civil society, the Secretariat and Parties, the Secretariat and civil…
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