Forests and Climate Change After Durban: An Asia-Pacific Perspective
In February 2012, RECOFTC, FAO, and CoDe REDD brought together 13 climate change and forestry experts in the Philippines to discuss the implications on the forestry sector in the Asia-Pacific region of decisions taken at COP 17, held in Durban, South Africa, in 2011. This booklet summarizes their responses to the following 13 questions raised at the workshop:
- What happened to REDD+ in Durban?
- Are negotiations moving in the right direction?
- How far away are we from an international agreement?
- How will REDD+ be financed?
- What was the impact of Durban on the Voluntary Carbon Market for forestry?
- Does simplicity weaken the safeguards?
- Are forest-dependent people protected?
- Are forest carbon accounting rules clear?
- How can we build capacity for MRV?
- Has the REDD+ dialogue leading up to Durban been constructive for the region?
- What happened to LULUCF?
- What will happen to A/R CDM?
- What is the role for forests in climate change adaptation?