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Warsaw Framework for REDD-plus
 

COP 19, held in November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, adopted the 7 decisions of the Warsaw Framework for REDD-plus. This website gives a quick overview about these decisions, for further information please follow the links to the full text versions. The Warsaw Framework for REDD-plus build upon earlier decisions adopted by the COP. Click here for a full list of all decisions and other UNFCCC documents relating to REDD-plus.

 

pdf-icon Decision 9/CP.19: Work programme on results-based finance to progress the full implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70
The COP in this decision, inter alia:

  • Reaffirms that results-based finance may come from a wide variety of sources, public and private, bilateral and multilateral, including alternative sources
  • Encourages financing entities, including the Green Climate Fund in a key role, to channel adequate and predictable results-based finance in a fair and balanced manner, and to work with a view to increasing the number of countries that are in a position to obtain and receive payments for results-based actions
  • Decides to establish an information hub on the REDD Web Platform, to publish information on the results and corresponding results-based payments
  • Requests the Standing Committee on Finance to consider the issue of financing for forests in its work on coherence and coordination
  • Recognizes the importance of incentivizing non-carbon benefits for the long-term sustainability of the implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70

pdf-icon Decision 10/CP.19: Coordination of support for the implementation of activities in relation to mitigation actions in the forest sector by developing countries, including institutional arrangements
The COP in this decision, inter alia:

  • Invites interested Parties to designate a national entity or focal point to serve as liaison with the secretariat and bodies under the Convention, on coordination of support, and may also be nominated to receive and obtain results-based payments
  • Recognizes that in order to address issues related to the coordination of support, a number of needs and functions were identified
  • Encourages national entities/focal points, Parties and relevant entities financing REDD-plus to meet, on a voluntary basis, to discuss the needs and functions identified to address issues relating to coordination of support; with the first meeting to be held in conjunction with SBI 41 (December 2014)
  • Requests the Subsidiary Body for Implementation, at the latest, at its forty-seventh session (November-December 2017) to review the outcomes of these meetings

pdf-icon Decision 11/CP.19: Modalities for national forest monitoring systems
The COP in this decision, inter alia:

  • Affirms that the activities referred to in this decision are undertaken in the context of the provision of adequate and predictable support to developing country Parties
  • Decides national forest monitoring systems should be guided by the most recent IPCC guidance and guidelines, as adopted or encouraged by the COP
  • Also decides that national forest monitoring systems should provide data and information that are transparent, consistent over time, suitable for MRV, and build upon existing systems while being flexible and allowing for improvement

pdf-icon Decision 12/CP.19: The timing and the frequency of presentations of the summary of information on how all the safeguards referred to in decision 1/CP.16, appendix I, are being addressed and respected
The COP in this decision, inter alia:

  • Agrees that the summary of information on how all of the safeguards referred to in decision 1/CP.16, appendix I, are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70, could also be provided, on a voluntary basis, via the REDD Web Platform
  • Decides that developing country Parties should start providing the summary of information after the start of the implementation of activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70
  • Also decides that the frequency for subsequent presentations of the summary of information should be consistent with the provisions for submissions of national communications and, on a voluntary basis, via the REDD Web Platform

pdf-icon Decision 13/CP.19: Guidelines and procedures for the technical assessment of submissions from Parties on proposed forest reference emission levels and/or forest reference levels
The COP in this decision, inter alia:

  • Decides that each submission of forest reference emission levels and/or forest reference levels shall be subject to a technical assessment
  • Invites Parties and relevant international organizations to support capacity-building for development and assessment of forest reference emission levels and/or forest reference levels
  • Adopts the guidelines and procedures for the technical assessment, as contained in the annex to this decision

pdf-icon Decision 14/CP.19: Modalities for measuring, reporting and verifying
The COP in this decision, inter alia:

  • Decides that measuring, reporting and verifying anthropogenic forest-related emissions by sources and removals by sinks, forest carbon stocks, and forest carbon stock and forest-area changes is to be consistent with the methodological guidance provided in decision 4/CP.15, and any guidance on the measurement, reporting and verification of nationally appropriate mitigation actions by developing country Parties as agreed by the COP
  • Decides that data and information should be provided through a technical annex to the biennial update reports, underlining that the submission of the technical annex is voluntary and in the context of results-based payments
  • Further decides to include two additional LULUCF experts in the technical team of experts for the international consultation and analysis of results-based actions reported in a technical annex to the biennial update reports, and agrees that these LULUCF experts will develop a technical report on their analysis of the technical annex and identified areas for technical improvement
  • Also agrees that results-based actions that may be eligible to appropriate market-based approaches that could be developed by the COP may be subject to any further specific modalities for verification

pdf-icon Decision 15/CP.19: Addressing the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation
The COP in this decision, inter alia:

  • Encourages Parties, organizations and the private sector to take action to reduce the drivers
  • Also encourages to continue work to address drivers, and to share information
  • Further encourages developing country Parties to take note of the information shared 

 

 

UNFCCC documents
UNFCCC documents relating to REDD-plus, including:
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