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Expert meeting
ADP Technical Expert Meetings: Land use







Photo: Wenzel Prokosch - www.grida.no

In Warsaw, the ADP requested the secretariat to organize, under the guidance of the ADP Co-Chairs, technical expert meetings at each of the sessions of the ADP in 2014 to share policies, practices and technologies and address the necessary finance, technology and capacity building, with a special focus on actions with high mitigation potential.

In June, technical expert meetings focused on opportunities for action on urban environment and land use. Experts from Parties were encouraged to come prepared with actions and initiatives that Parties would like to advance, to share experience and engage in discussions oriented at achieving concrete and practical results. Organizations that are active in the respective areas were also encouraged to participate by sharing good practices and initiatives being undertaken with Parties and their potential for broader engagement, as well as by sharing information on different sources of support available to developing countries.

During the March session, technical expert meetings focused on opportunities for action on renewable energy and energy efficiency.


Presentations, Notes and Statements

Summary by the facilitator Mr. Tony Simons (ICRAF)

The detailed technical summary is included in the updated technical paper and its addendum on land use.

In addition, inspiring examples of urban climate action and action on land use to curb emissions are available by clicking on the respective links.

See highlights of the June 10 ADP Technical Expert Meeting on urban environment.


Follow up work on technical examination process to unlock mitigation opportunities for raising pre-2020 ambition

Follow-up meeting to the technical expert meetings on energy efficiency, renewable energy, urban environment and land-use improvements in the pre-2020 period
23 October 2014, 3 to 6 p.m. 
Bonn, Germany

The Co-Chairs have requested the secretariat to facilitate a follow-up meeting to the technical expert meetings on energy efficiencyrenewable energyurban environment and land-use improvements in the pre-2020 period. The meeting allowed Parties to take stock of actions undertaken since the technical expert meetings in March and June and to identify further opportunities for action in the areas considered thus far.


Background information
As indicated by the Co-Chairs in their message to Parties and observers, the technical examination process includes focused in-depth inter-sessional work to be conducted throughout the year by Parties, international organizations and partnerships with a view to enabling more Parties to take transformational action on the ground in delivering higher mitigation ambition. In the context of facilitating follow-up actions arising from the technical expert meetings in collaboration with relevant UNFCCC institutions, international organizations and initiatives, contact details of lead organisations and partnerships, which are keen to assist Parties in undertaking ambitious action urban environmentand land use are made available on this webpage.
Contact details of Organizations and Partnership for further actions



ADP Virtual expo
Interested Parties and organizations are invited to upload here relevant material for the technical expert meetings on urban environment and land use, in addition to the existing cooperative initiatives already presented in the portal on the UNFCCC website.
All uploaded material can be found at the ADP Virtual expo.


Presentations, Notes and Statements

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 

Overview of experience on the ground in the area of Land use actions with climate benefits – global state of play and opportunities - Ms. María José Sanz Sánchez, Programme Coordinator, FAO

Mitigation policy initiatives Experience from the UK: The Woodland Carbon Code - Mr. Mark Broadmeadow, Principal Adviser Climate Change, Forestry Commission, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 

Forest Carbon Enhancement Actions in China: Experiences and Challenges - Mr. Chunfeng Wang, China 

Brazilian Amazon deforestation rates (1988-2013) - Mr. Adriano Santhiago de Oliveira, Brazil

Statement made by Brazil

Sustainable land use in New Zealand: Climate benefits of agriculture development - Ms. Victoria Hatton, International Operations Manager, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre , New Zealand

Note from New Zealand

Ghana’s Emission Reductions Program for the Cocoa Forest Mosaic Landscape: (Ghana’s Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program) - Mr. Robert Bamfo, Head, National REDD+ Secretariat, Forestry Commission, Ghana

Experiences of implementation of land use actions for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Mexico through integrated programs - Ms. Ana Karla Perea Blázquez, Mexico 

Overview of the state of financing, technology transfer and capacity-building, including the role of partnerships, and major opportunities for investment and challenges - Ms. Ellysar Baroudy, Lead Carbon Finance Specialist, World Bank

Ten principles for landscape approaches - Mr. Lou Verchot, CIFOR

Statement made by CIFOR

Lessons from five years delivering REDD+ readiness - Ms. Thais Linhares-Juvenal, UN-REDD

Building climate-smart landscapes: an integrated approach: Experience from Colombia - Ms. Susana Velez Haller, WWF 

Implementing Actions: Finance, Technology and Capacity‐building - Mr. Henry Neufeldt, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), CGIAR-CCAFS

Statement made by CGIAR-CCAFS

Opportunities for action under NAPs and NAPAs - Mr. Ibila Djibril, Member, Least Developed Countries Expert Group, LEG

Global Environmental Facility Support to Reduce Emissions from AFOLU - Ms. Junu Shrestha, GEF 

Statement made by from the Climate Technology Centre and Network, CTCN 

Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 Overview and Frequently Asked Questions  - TCGF

Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 Overview  - TCGF

Draft Statement by Thomas Lingard, Global Advocacy Director, Unilever to the UNFCCC, ADP Technical Experts Meeting on Land Use Change - TCGF

Oral Intervention on Technical Examination Process to Unlock Mitigation Opportunities in the pre-2020 period – Land Use - Speaking notes for the Vice Chair Mr. Kunihiko Shimada of the Technology Execuitve Committee, TEC

Statement by Ms. Renate Christ, Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC 

Role of wetlands in carbon storage and sequestration - Intervention prepared by Chris Perceval, Head of Strategy & Partnerships 

Environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGO) - Climate Action Network

Environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGO) - Climate Justice Now!


Women and Gender


Contact details of Organizations and Partnership for further actions 

Contact Person 




Ms. Maria J. Sanz Sanchez Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO Maria.SanzSanchez@fao.org +39 06 5705 4587
Ms. Ellysar Baroudy  World Bank ebaroudy@worldbank.org  +1 202 473 2194 
Dr. Louis Verchot  Center for International Forestry Research - CIFOR l.verchot@cgiar.org  +62 0251 862 2622 
Dr. Henry Neufeldt Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research - CGIAR
Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security - CCAFS
H.Neufeldt@CGIAR.ORG  +254 20 722 4238 
Secretariat  Green Climate Fund - GCF secretariat@gcfund.org   
  Global Environment Facility - GEF Secretariat     
Mr. Ibila Djibril  Least Developed Countries Expert Group - LEG leghelp@unfccc.int   
  The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands    
Mr. Kunihiko Shimada  Technology Executive Committee - TEC tec@unfccc.int  
Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada  Climate Technology Centre & Network - CTCN zitouni.ould-dada@unep.org +33 1 4437 1858
Ms. Thais Linhares-Juvenal United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries -
thais.juvenal@un-redd.org  +41 917 228 945



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