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Reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries: approaches to stimulate action – a quick guide to the SBSTA agenda item under the UNFCCC
 

The negotiations on "Reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries: approaches to stimulate action" under the UNFCCC are an ongoing process since it was introduced as an item into the agenda of the Conference of Parties (COP) at its eleventh session in Montreal in December 2005.  Important meetings and events as well as key documents in this process are shown in their chronological order in the below tables.

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Important documents from past sessions

 
Session Relevant documents and links

SBSTA 35,
Bonn, Germany,
6 - 17 June 2011

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SBSTA 34,
Bonn, Germany,
6 - 17 June 2011

SBSTA 32,
Bonn, Germany,
31 May to 10 June 2010
SBSTA 31,
Copenhagen, Denmark,
07–18 December 2009

SBSTA 30,
Bonn, Germany,
01–12 June 2009

 

 

 

  • FCCC/SBSTA/2009/3  (Report of session)
  • FCCC/SBSTA/2009/2  (Report on the expert meeting on methodological issues relating to reference emission levels and reference levels)
  • FCCC/TP/2009/1  (Technical paper on costs of implementing methodologies and monitoring systems relating to estimates of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, the assessment of carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions from changes in forest cover, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks)
  • FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.1 Add.1 and Add.2  (Submissions from Parties on issues relating to indigenous people and local communities for the development and application of methodologies)
  • FCCC/SBSTA/2009/MISC.2 Add.1, and Add.2  (Submissions from Parties on experiences and views on needs for technical and institutional capacity-building and cooperation)
Expert Meeting on Methodological Issues relating to Reference Emission Levels and Reference Levels
Bonn, Germany,
23–24 March 2009
SBSTA 29,
Poznań, Poland,
01–10 December 2008
Third UNFCCC Workshop on Methodological Issues Relating to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Devloping Countries,
Tokyo, Japan,
25–27 June 2008

SBSTA 28,
Bonn, Germany,
04–13 June 2008

  • FCCC/SBSTA/2008/6, paragraphs 89–96  (Report of session)
  • FCCC/SBSTA/2008/MISC.4,  Add.1 Add.2  and  Add.3  (Submissions from Parties, views on outstanding methodological issues related to policy approaches and positive incentives to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries)

COP 13,
Bali, Indonesia,
03–15 December 2007

SBSTA 27,
Bali, Indonesia,
03–11 December 2007

  • FCCC/SBSTA/2007/16, paragraphs 25–29  (Report of session)
  • FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.14,  Add.1,  Add.2  and  Add.3  (Submissions from Parties, views on issues related to further steps under the Convention related to reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries: approaches to stimulate action)

SBSTA 26,
Bonn, Germany,
07–18 May 2007

  • FCCC/SBSTA/2007/4, paragraphs 34–39  (Report of session)
  • FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.2 and  Add.1  (Submissions from Parties, views on the range of topics and other relevant information relating to reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries)
Second UNFCCC Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries,
Cairns, Australia, 
07–09 March 2007

 

SBSTA 25,
Nairobi, Kenia,
06–14 November 2006
First UNFCCC Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries,
Rome, Italy, 
30 August to 01 September 2006

SBSTA 24,
Bonn, Germany,
18–26 May 2006

  • FCCC/SBSTA/2006/5, paragraphs 50–55  (Report of session)
  • FCCC/SBSTA/2006/MISC.5  and  Add.1  (Submissions from Parties on issues relating to reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries and recommendations on any further process)

COP 11,
Montreal, Canada,
28 November to 09 December 2005

  • FCCC/CP/2005/5, paragraphs 76–84  (Report of session)
  • FCCC/CP/2005/MISC.1  (Submissions from Parties on reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries: approaches to stimulate action)

 

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