Governance for REDD

Margaret Skutsch, Kamal Banskota, Eveline Trines, Bhaskar Karky

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    This short paper has been written as a contribution to the on-going discussions on
    REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), a policy which is
    under consideration by the UNFCCC (Decision 2/CP.13). The note attempts to bring to attention some issues on governance that need to be addressed in the event REDD is finally decided.

    Under UNFCCC definitions, deofrestation refers to loss of area of forest: the conversion of forest land to some other type of land use. Although no formal definition has yet been adopted for degradation (Penman et al 2003), it is clear that from a climate change point of view, it means reduction of biomass and thus carbon stock within forest, while the land remains forest.

    This paper has been prepared by the Kyoto: Think Global, Act Local, a research and capacity building project which is particularly concerned with strengthening Community Forest management approaches in tackling climate change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
    Event14th Conference of the Parties, COP 14 - Poznan, Poland
    Duration: 1 Dec 200812 Dec 2008
    Conference number: 14


    Conference14th Conference of the Parties, COP 14
    Abbreviated titleCOP
    OtherPart of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
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