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SBSTA 37 (November 2012)

 

The SBSTA, at its thirty-seventh session, continued its consideration of methodological guidance relating to modalities for a national forest monitoring system as referred to in pdf-icon decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 71(c), and for measuring, reporting and verifying as referred to in decision 1/CP.16, appendix II, paragraph (c), using the draft text contained in annex I to document FCCC/SBSTA/2012/2 as a basis for its consideration. The SBSTA did not complete its work on these matters and agreed to continue this work at its thirty-eighth session, with the aim of completing this work at its thirty-ninth session and preparing any recommendations for a draft decision on these matters for consideration and adoption by the COP at its nineteenth session. (Refer to pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2012/5 and pdf-icon Add.1)

The SBSTA encouraged Parties, relevant international organizations and stakeholders to share information, via the REDD web platform, on how developing countries are addressing the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and on the experiences gained in addressing such drivers in the implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70.

Refer to the adopted conclusions of this session: pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2012/5 and pdf-icon Add.1

 
SBSTA 36 (May 2012)
 

At its thirty-sixth session, the SBSTA continued its consideration of methdological guidance relating to modalities for a national forest monitoring system as referred to in pdf-icon decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 71(c) and for measuring, reporting and verifying as referred to in the same decision, appendix II, paragraph (c), taking into account the issues identified in this decision, appendix II and the views submitted by Parties (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.1 and Add.1). It elaborated elements for a possible draft decision on these matters as contained in the annex to the conclusions for this session (pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2012/2, annex).

The SBSTA also initiated consideration of issues relating to drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, taking into account decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 72 and appendix II, paragraph (a) and the views of Parties and admitted observer organizations. It agreed to continue this work at its next session.

The SBSTA recognized that:
• Further work on methodological guidance may be needed pending the outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention;
• Parties aiming to undertake the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70, could consider the adaptation needs of the country concerned.

 

SBSTA 35 (December 2011)

 

The SBSTA continued its consideration of the methodological guidance for activities relating to reducing emissions from  deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries, taking into account issues identified in appendix II to pdf-icon decision 1/CP.16 and relevant issues, and the elements identified in the annex to the conclusions of SBSTA34 (pdf-icon FCCC/SBSTA/2011/2, paragraph 30 and annex II).

The SBSTA took note of the views submitted by Parties (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/MISC.7, Add.1, Add. 2 and Add. 3) and accredited observers on a range of methodological issues referred to above and those identified in the annex to the conclusions. It also took note of the pdf-icon report on the expert meeting on guidance on systems for providing information on how safeguards for REDD-plus activities are addressed and respected and the pdf-icon report on the expert meeting on forest reference emission levels and forest reference levels for implementation of REDD-plus activities.

The SBSTA recommended a draft decision on guidance on systems for providing information on how safeguards are addressed and respected and modalities relating to forest reference emission levels and forest reference levels as referred to in decision 1/CP.16 for adoption by the COP at its seventeenth session. This pdf-icon decision was adopted by the COP.

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