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ADP Technical Expert Meetings: Land use

11 June 2014, Bonn, Germany

Photo: Wenzel Prokosch -

In Warsaw, the ADP requested the secretariat to organize, under the guidance of the ADP Co-Chairs, technical expert meetings at each of the sessions of the ADP in 2014 to share policies, practices and technologies and address the necessary finance, technology and capacity building, with a special focus on actions with high mitigation potential.

In June, technical expert meetings focused on opportunities for action on urban environment and land use. Experts from Parties were encouraged to come prepared with actions and initiatives that Parties would like to advance, to share experience and engage in discussions oriented at achieving concrete and practical results. Organizations that are active in the respective areas were also encouraged to participate by sharing good practices and initiatives being undertaken with Parties and their potential for broader engagement, as well as by sharing information on different sources of support available to developing countries.

During the March session, technical expert meetings focused on opportunities for action on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

pdf-icon Programme (338 kB)

Presentations, Notes and Statements

pdf-icon Summary by the facilitator Mr. Tony Simons (ICRAF) (416 kB)

The detailed technical summary is included in the updated pdf-icon technical paper and its pdf-icon addendum on land use.

In addition, inspiring examples of urban climate action and action on land use to curb emissions are available by clicking on the respective links.

See highlights of the June 10 ADP Technical Expert Meeting on urban environment.


Follow up work on technical examination process to unlock mitigation opportunities for raising pre-2020 ambition

Follow-up meeting to the technical expert meetings on energy efficiency, renewable energy, urban environment and land-use improvements in the pre-2020 period
23 October 2014, 3 to 6 p.m. 
Bonn, Germany

The Co-Chairs have requested the secretariat to facilitate a follow-up meeting to the technical expert meetings on energy efficiency, renewable energy, urban environment and land-use improvements in the pre-2020 period. The meeting allowed Parties to take stock of actions undertaken since the technical expert meetings in March and June and to identify further opportunities for action in the areas considered thus far.

pdf-icon Programme (350 kB)  

Background information
As indicated by the Co-Chairs in their pdf-icon message (444 kB) to Parties and observers, the technical examination process includes focused in-depth inter-sessional work to be conducted throughout the year by Parties, international organizations and partnerships with a view to enabling more Parties to take transformational action on the ground in delivering higher mitigation ambition. In the context of facilitating follow-up actions arising from the technical expert meetings in collaboration with relevant UNFCCC institutions, international organizations and initiatives, contact details of lead organisations and partnerships, which are keen to assist Parties in undertaking ambitious action urban environment and land use are made available on this webpage.
Contact details of Organizations and Partnership for further actions



ADP Virtual expo
Interested Parties and organizations are invited to upload here relevant material for the technical expert meetings on urban environment and land use, in addition to the existing cooperative initiatives already presented in the portal on the UNFCCC website.
All uploaded material can be found at the ADP Virtual expo.

Presentations, Notes and Statements                                                           Image(part 1)       (part 2)
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
pdf-icon Overview of experience on the ground in the area of Land use actions with climate benefits – global state of play and opportunities (1329 kB) - Ms. María José Sanz Sánchez, Programme Coordinator, FAO
pdf-icon Mitigation policy initiatives Experience from the UK: The Woodland Carbon Code (360 kB) - Mr. Mark Broadmeadow, Principal Adviser Climate Change, Forestry Commission, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
pdf-icon Forest Carbon Enhancement Actions in China: Experiences and Challenges (542 kB) - Mr. Chunfeng Wang, China 
pdf-icon Brazilian Amazon deforestation rates (1988-2013) (456 kB) - Mr. Adriano Santhiago de Oliveira, Brazil

pdf-icon Statement (144 kB) made by Brazil
pdf-icon Sustainable land use in New Zealand: Climate benefits of agriculture development (404 kB) - Ms. Victoria Hatton, International Operations Manager, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre , New Zealand

pdf-icon Note (237 kB) from New Zealand
pdf-icon Ghana’s Emission Reductions Program for the Cocoa Forest Mosaic Landscape: (Ghana’s Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program) (838 kB) - Mr. Robert Bamfo, Head, National REDD+ Secretariat, Forestry Commission, Ghana
pdf-icon Experiences of implementation of land use actions for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Mexico through integrated programs (596 kB) - Ms. Ana Karla Perea Blázquez, Mexico 
pdf-icon Overview of the state of financing, technology transfer and capacity-building, including the role of partnerships, and major opportunities for investment and challenges (942 kB) - Ms. Ellysar Baroudy, Lead Carbon Finance Specialist, World Bank
pdf-icon Ten principles for landscape approaches (147 kB) - Mr. Lou Verchot, CIFOR

pdf-icon Statement (201 kB) made by CIFOR
pdf-icon Lessons from five years delivering REDD+ readiness (661 kB) - Ms. Thais Linhares-Juvenal, UN-REDD
pdf-icon Building climate-smart landscapes: an integrated approach: Experience from Colombia (495 kB) - Ms. Susana Velez Haller, WWF 
pdf-icon Implementing Actions: Finance, Technology and Capacity‐building (368 kB) - Mr. Henry Neufeldt, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), CGIAR-CCAFS

pdf-icon Statement (120 kB) made by CGIAR-CCAFS
pdf-icon Opportunities for action under NAPs and NAPAs (171 kB) - Mr. Ibila Djibril, Member, Least Developed Countries Expert Group, LEG
pdf-icon Global Environmental Facility Support to Reduce Emissions from AFOLU (451 kB) - Ms. Junu Shrestha, GEF 
pdf-icon Statement (194 kB) made by from the Climate Technology Centre and Network, CTCN 
Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 Overview and pdf-icon Frequently Asked Questions (248 kB)  - TCGF

Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 pdf-icon Overview (335 kB)  - TCGF

Draft pdf-icon Statement (201 kB) by Thomas Lingard, Global Advocacy Director, Unilever to the UNFCCC, ADP Technical Experts Meeting on Land Use Change - TCGF
pdf-icon Oral Intervention on Technical Examination Process to Unlock Mitigation Opportunities in the pre-2020 period – Land Use (341 kB) - Speaking notes for the Vice Chair Mr. Kunihiko Shimada of the Technology Execuitve Committee, TEC
pdf-icon Statement (129 kB) by Ms. Renate Christ, Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC 
pdf-icon Role of wetlands in carbon storage and sequestration (191 kB) - Intervention prepared by Chris Perceval, Head of Strategy & Partnerships 
Environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGO) - pdf-icon Climate Action Network (139 kB)
Environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGO) - pdf-icon Climate Justice Now! (176 kB)
pdf-icon Farmers (62 kB)
pdf-icon Women and Gender (63 kB)
Contact details of Organizations and Partnership for further actions 
Contact Person  Organization Email Phone 
Ms. Maria J. Sanz Sanchez Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO +39 06 5705 4587
Ms. Ellysar Baroudy  World Bank  +1 202 473 2194 
Dr. Louis Verchot  Center for International Forestry Research - CIFOR  +62 0251 862 2622 
Dr. Henry Neufeldt Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research - CGIAR
Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security - CCAFS
H.Neufeldt@CGIAR.ORG  +254 20 722 4238 
Secretariat  Green Climate Fund - GCF   
  Global Environment Facility - GEF Secretariat     
Mr. Ibila Djibril  Least Developed Countries Expert Group - LEG   
  The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands     
Mr. Kunihiko Shimada  Technology Executive Committee - TEC   
Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada   Climate Technology Centre & Network - CTCN  +33 1 4437 1858
Ms. Thais Linhares-Juvenal United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries -
UN-REDD  +41 917 228 945