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Land Use and Climate Change
 
The Conference of the Parties (COP) and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) through their permanent subsidiary bodies, i.e. Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and other bodies established under them undertake work on a number of matters relating to land use, including issues relating to agriculture; land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF); and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD).

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Issues relating to agriculture

The Conference of the Parties at its seventeenth session, held in Durban in 2011, by decision 2/CP.17 "Outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention" requested the SBSTA to consider issues relating to agriculture, with the aim of exchanging views.

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Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF)

Human activities related to land use influence the exchange of greenhouse gases between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere and hence have an impact on climate change. Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) emissions and removals have been addressed in the Convention and Kyoto Protocol processes.

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Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+)

The Conference of the Parties (COP), at its 13th session, affirmed the urgent need to taker further meaningful action to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (often referred to by the acronym REDD+). At its nineteenth session, the COP adopted the Warsaw Framework for REDD+, which provides guidance on several essential aspects of REDD+ implementation. These web pages give an overview of on-going and past negotiations on REDD+ under the UNFCCC.

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REDD+ Web Platform

The Conference of the Parties (COP) encouraged all Parties, relevant organizations and stakeholders to share information on REDD+ implementation. It requested the secretariat to develop a REDD+ Web Platform where such information will be made available. Parties further decided that the REDD+ Web Platform will contain an interactive REDD+ discussion forum to enhance sharing of information, experiences and lessons learned on the use of the IPCC guidance and guidelines. The REDD+ Web Platform also contains submissions of forest reference emission levels and/or forest reference levels by developing country Parties.