Monday, June 20, 2011

Minimal Progress on REDD in Bonn

There is little to show from consultations on REDD held at the Bonn Climate Change Conference. Deliberations centered on methodological issues discussed in meetings of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), but the only agreement reached was to continue discussions in preparation for the next UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) in Durban, South Africa, later this year. Baselines, measuring, reporting, and verification (MRV), and programmatic safeguards remain primary concerns.

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