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The CMP, by pdf-icon decision 2/CMP.7 “Land use, land-use change and forestry”, paras 5, 6, 7 and 10, requested the SBSTA to initiate four work programmes:

  • To explore more comprehensive accounting of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks from LULUCF, including through a more inclusive activity-based approach or a land-based approach, and to report to CMP 9 on the outcomes of this work programme (paragraph 5);

  • To consider and, as appropriate, develop and recommend modalities and procedures for possible additional LULUCF activities under the clean development mechanism (CDM), with a view to forwarding a draft decision on this matter to CMP 9 for consideration and adoption (paragraph 6);

  • To consider and, as appropriate, develop and recommend modalities and procedures for alternative approaches to addressing the risk of non-permanence under the CDM, with a view to forwarding a draft decision on this matter to CMP 9 for consideration and adoption (paragraph 7);

  • To develop and recommend modalities and procedures for applying the concept of additionality, with a view to forwarding a draft decision on this matter to CMP 9 for consideration and adoption (paragraph 10).

The SBSTA continues its work on all these work programmes. Information about outcomes of this work is available below.
 


SBSTA 41 (December 2014)

The SBSTA continued its work under the work programmes referred to in pdf-icon decision 2/CMP.7, paragraphs 6 and 7.

The SBSTA took note of the views submitted by Parties and admitted observer organizations in response to the invitation of SBSTA 39, as reiterated by SBSTA 40.

The SBSTA agreed to recommend a draft decision on matters relating to the work programme referred to in decision 2/CMP.7, paragraph 6, for consideration and adoption by CMP 10 (for the text of the draft decision, see document pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2014/L.24/Add.1 ).

The SBSTA also agreed to continue, at SBSTA 44 (May 2016), its consideration of issues outlined in the work programme referred to in decision 2/CMP.7, paragraphs 5, 7 and 10 with a view to reporting on the outcomes/recommending a draft decision on these matters for consideration and adoption at CMP 12 (November–December 2016).

Conclusions adopted by SBSTA 41 are contained in document pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2014/L.24.



SBSTA 40 (June 2014)

The SBSTA continued its consideration of issues related to land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), following the requests contained in pdf-icon decision 2/CMP.7, paragraphs 5, 6, 7 and 10.

The SBSTA took note of the views of Parties and admitted observer organizations and also took note of the technical paper pdf-icon (FCCC/TP/2014/2) prepared by the secretariat in response to the request of SBSTA 39.

The SBSTA agreed to prioritize in its consideration the following groups of possible additional LULUCF activities in the context of mitigation practices limited to changes in carbon stocks:

  • Revegetation, including agroforestry and silvopastoral practices where the established vegetation is not likely to reach the forest thresholds selected by the host Party under decision 5/CMP.1, annex, paragraph 8;
  • Cropland management and grazing land management;
  • Wetland drainage and rewetting.

The SBSTA also agreed to continue its consideration of modalities and procedures for possible additional LULUCF activities and for alternative approaches to addressing the risk of non-permanence in LULUCF activities under the CDM, with a view to forwarding draft decisions on these matters to CMP10.

The SBSTA further agreed to continue, at SBSTA 42 (June 2015), its consideration of issues relating to:

  • More comprehensive accounting of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks from LULUCF, including through a more inclusive activity-based approach or a land-based approach, with a view to reporting on the outcomes to CMP 11;
  • Modalities and procedures for applying the concept of additionality, with a view to forwarding a draft decision on that matter for consideration and adoption at CMP 11.

The report of SBSTA 40 is available pdf-icon here.



SBSTA 39 (November 2013)

The SBSTA continued its consideration of issues related to land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), following the requests contained in pdf-icon decision 2/CMP.7, paragraphs 5, 6, 7 and 10.
The SBSTA took note of the views of Parties and admitted observer organizations (contained in FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.18 and Add.1 and FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.19.).

The SBSTA requested the secretariat to prepare a pdf-icon technical paper exploring options for the consideration of possible additional LULUCF activities under the CDM and alternative approaches to addressing the risk of non-permanence under the CDM as well as their implications for the validation, monitoring and verification of CDM project activities.

The SBSTA agreed that any outcomes of the work programmes referred to in pdf-icon decision 2/CMP.7, paragraphs 5 and 10, will not be applicable in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. Consideration of issues under these work programmes will be continued SBSTA 40 (June 2014).

The report of SBSTA 39 is available pdf-icon here.



SBSTA 38 (June 2013)

The SBSTA continued its consideration of issues related to land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), following the requests contained in pdf-icon decision 2/CMP.7, paragraphs 5, 6, 7 and 10.

The SBSTA took note of the views of Parties and admitted observer organizations (contained in FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.18 and Add.1).

The SBSTA invited Parties and admitted observer organizations to submit to the secretariat, by 2 September 2013, their views on specific possible additional LULUCF activities under the CDM and specific alternative approaches to addressing the risk of non-permanence under the CDM as well as views on issues relating to modalities and procedures for applying the concept of additionality.

The report of SBSTA 38 is available pdf-icon here.



SBSTA 37 (December 2012)

The SBSTA continued its consideration of issues related to land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), following the requests contained in pdf-icon decision 2/CMP.7, paragraphs 5, 6, 7 and 10.


The SBSTA took note of the views of Parties and admitted observer organizations on:

  • More comprehensive accounting of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks from LULUCF, including through a more inclusive activity-based approach or a land-based approach (contained in FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.19 and Add.1);

  • Modalities and procedures for possible additional LULUCF activities under the clean development mechanism (CDM) (contained in FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.18 and Add.1/Rev.1);

  • Modalities and procedures for alternative approaches to addressing the risk of non-permanence under the CDM (contained in FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.16);

The SBSTA recalled its invitations to Parties and admitted observer organizations to submit to the secretariat their views on issues related to LULUCF and encouraged them to continue submitting such views until 25 March 2013.

The report of SBSTA 37 is available pdf-icon here.



SBSTA 36 (May 2012)

The SBSTA initiated its consideration of the issues related to land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) as referred to in pdf-icon decision 2/CMP.7, paragraphs 5, 6, 7 and 10. The SBSTA invited Parties and admitted observer organizations to submit to the secretariat, by 10 September 2012, their views on issues related to:

  • More comprehensive accounting of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks from LULUCF, including through a more inclusive activity-based approach or a land-based approach;

  • Modalities and procedures for possible additional LULUCF activities under the clean development mechanism (CDM);

  • Modalities and procedures for alternative approaches to addressing the risk of non-permanence under the CDM;

The report of SBSTA 36 is available pdf-icon here.

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Recent key decisions by the CMP
pdf-icon Decision -/CMP.10: Outcome of the work programme on modalities and procedures for possible additional land use, land-use change and forestry activities under the clean development mechanism

pdf-icon Decision 2/CMP.7: Land-use, land-use change and forestry
 
Recent conclusions by the SBSTA
pdf-icon Draft conclusions proposed by the Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice on its forty-first session, held in Lima from 1 to 6 December 2014

pdf-icon Report of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice on its fortieth session, held in Bonn from 4 to 15 June 2014