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COP Work Programme on REDD Finance
 

Background

The Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) was established as a subsidiary body under the Convention by pdf-icon decision 1/CP.13 (the Bali Action Plan) and convened its last meeting AWG-LCA 15-2 in conjunction with COP 18 in Doha, Qatar. By pdf-icon decision 1/CP.16 the Conference of the Parties (COP) had requested the AWG-LCA to explore financing options for the full implementation of the results-based actions referred to in paragraph 73 of the same decision. Leading up to COP 18 in Doha, Parties submitted their views on this issue (contained in MISC FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/MISC.3, Add.1Add.2Add.3 and Add.4) which were the basis of a Technical Paper (FCCC/TP/2012/3). The secretariat was also requested to organize a workshop on 30 August 2012, in conjunction with the informal session of the AWG-LCA in Bangkok, Thailand, and produced a report on this workshop (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.8). The discussions at this informal session were captured in an pdf-icon informal note.

The COP, at its eighteenth session, decided to undertake a work programme on results-based finance in 2013 to progress the full implementation of the activities referred to in pdf-icon decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70 (hereafter referred to as REDD-plus activities).

The COP decided that the aim of the work programme is to contribute to the ongoing efforts to scale up and improve the effectiveness of finance for REDD-plus activities, taking into account pdf-icon decision 2/CP.17, paragraphs 66 and 67.

The work programme will address options to achieve this objective, taking into account a wide variety of sources as referred to in decision 2/CP.17, paragraph 65, including:

(a). Ways and means to transfer payments for results-based actions;
(b). Ways to incentivize non-carbon benefits;
(c). Ways to improve the coordination of results-based finance;

It will draw upon relevant sources of information and will also take into account lessons learned from other processes under the Convention and from fast-start finance;

The COP decided that the work programme shall end by its nineteenth session unless it decides otherwise.

Co-chairs of the work programme

The COP invited the President of the COP to appoint two co-chairs, one from a developing country Party and one from a developed country Party, for the work programme referred to above.

The COP requests that the co-chairs, assisted by the secretariat, to:

(a). Support two in-session workshops relating to the issues to be addressed by the work programme;

(b). Prepare a report on the workshops for consideration by the COP at its nineteenth session, with a view to its adoption of a decision on this matter;

(c). Coordinate the activities of the work programme with the work under the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice related to 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.

Refer also to pdf-icon decision 1/CP.18, paragraphs 25–33.

Upon request by H.E. Mr. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, President of the eighteenth session of the Conference of the Parties and the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, the secretariat sent out a pdf-icon Message to Parties on 25 March 2013 (59 kB) announcing the appointment of the following co-chairs for this work programme:

  • Mr. Agus P. Sari (Indonesia)
  • Ms. Christina Voigt (Norway)

In a pdf-icon Message to Parties from the co-chairs on 19 April 2013 (161 kB) , the co-chairs have declared their availability for informal meetings with any Party and/or regional groups of Parties to gather views and suggestions on the margins of the forthcoming second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP2) in Bonn, Germany. The co-chairs alternatively offered to arrange a teleconference with interested Parties and welcomed views and comments on the way forward by e-mail.



First workshop
 

In a pdf-icon Message to Parties from the co-chairs on 29 May 2013 (172 kB) , the co-chairs shared an pdf-icon information note (108 kB) on the first workshop on results-based finance for the full implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70. The workshop took place on 10 June 2013.

Workshop website



Second workshop
 

The second workshop on results-based finance for the full implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70, took place from 21 to 22 August 2013.

Workshop website



Further information
 
pdf-icon Message to Parties from the co-chairs on 17 October 2013 (1420 kB)
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