The government of Italy requested the COP/MOP at its first session (FCCC/KP/CMP/2005/8, paragraphs 112–118), to reconsider the numerical value for forest management under Article 3.4 of the Kyoto Protocol inscribed for Italy in the appendix to the annex to 16/CMP.1, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 12 of the annex to that decision. The COP/MOP requested the SBSTA to consider this request from Italy (FCCC/KP/CMP/2005/MISC.2) and to forward a draft decision for adoption by COP/MOP2.
In response, the SBSTA, at its twenty-fourth session (FCCC/SBSTA/2006/5, paragraphs 104–106), took into account the country-specific data on forest management activity under Article 3.4 submitted by Italy (FCCC/SBSTA/2006/MISC.1) in considering this request. In its provision of country-specific data taken from its 2005 National Inventory Report (for which there has been a technical review in accordance with the UNFCCC inventory review guidelines), Italy requested for a new numerical value of 2.78 Mt C/year. The SBSTA decided to recommend a draft decision (FCCC/SBSTA/2006/5/Add.1) on this matter and it was adopted by the COP/MOP at its second session in November 2006 (Decision 8/CMP.2).