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Report on the workshop on methodological issues relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation
in developing countries. Note by the secretariat.
The secretariat organized a workshop on methodological issues relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as requested by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) in accordance with decision 2/CP.13. The workshop took place in Tokyo, Japan, from 25 to 27 June 2008. The discussions focused on how to address outstanding methodological issues relating to a range of policy approaches and positive incentives for reducing such emissions. Participants reached agreement on several areas, such as the need for robust and costeffective methodologies, and for increasing technical capacities and strengthening capacities in policy and institutional frameworks. There was general agreement that discussions on policy approaches and positive incentives could already be initiated with the current knowledge on methodological issues and approaches. Participants also identified several topics requiring further consideration, such as addressing emissions from forest degradation and implications of different approaches. Next steps were proposed to advance the work of the SBSTA on this issue
Item 5 of the provisional agenda
Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), Twenty-ninth session, 1-10 December 2008, Poznan, Poland
United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 08/09/2008