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Expert meeting
Expert Meeting on “Forest reference emission levels and forest reference levels for implementation of REDD-plus activities”, Bonn, Germany, 14 - 15 November, 2011


01:00 - 00:59


President Hotel






The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), at its thirty-fourth session, considered views on 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 (REDD-plus), taking into account issues identified in appendix II to decision 1/CP.16 and relevant issues.  At this session, Parties identified a range of issues, including guidance on systems for providing information on how the safeguards referred to in appendix I to decision 1/CP.16 are addressed and respected, modalities relating to forest reference emission levels and forest reference levels, and modalities for measuring, reporting and verifying as referred to in appendix II to decision 1/CP.16.

To facilitate the consideration of these methodological issues, the SBSTA has requested the secretariat to organize, subject to the availability of supplementary funds, meetings of technical experts on matters referred to above, including a meeting before its thirty-fifth session.  At the same time, the SBSTA invited Parties and accredited observes to submit to the secretariat, by 19 September 2011, their views on these issues for consideration by the SBSTA at its thirty-fifth session.

For the conclusions of the SBSTA, at its thirty-fourth session, please see (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/2, paragraphs 28 - 34).

This expert meeting is being organized in response to the mandate by the SBSTA referred to above.  Participation at this meeting is by invitation only.


Venue and logistics

President Hotel
Clemens-August-Str. 32-36
53115 Bonn

Note on logistics (141 kB)



Agenda (112 kB)

List of Participants (141 kB)


Relevant documents


Pham Manh Cuong, Vietnam & Suzuki Kei, Japan

Development of REL in VN (2929 kB)

Rob Waterworth, Australia

Experiences and notes from developing a reference level (248 kB)

Hans Joosten, Belarus

Reference levels for peat swamp forests (3199 kB)

Jonah Busch, United States of America

Constructing reference levels for REDD+ (465 kB)

Daniel Zarin, Norway & Charlotte Streck, Mexico

Modalities and guidelines for REDD+ reference levels (1470 kB)

Martin Herold, CIFOR

Considering drivers and data uncertainties for developing reference emission levels (1338 kB)  

Ken Andrasko, World Bank 

REDD+ reference levels (1532 kB)

Danilo Mollicone, UN-REDD

Considerations on REL/RL for REDD+ (977 kB)

Michael Bucki & Giacomo Grassi, European Commission

The REDD+ matrix (869 kB)

Federica Bietta, Papua New Guinea

Suggested approaches for forest reference emission levels and forest reference levels for REDD+ (331 kB)

Ruandha Agung Sugardiman, Indonesia

Forest REL/RL for implementation of REDD+ activities (9941 kB)



Co-chairs' summary of the expert meeting (106 kB)

Submission of views by Parties

Submission of views by non-governmental organizations 

Submission of views by intergovernmental organizations