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FAO, RECOFTC Booklet Reflects on Forests and Climate Change after Durban

18 June 2012: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Centre for People and Forests (RECOFTC) have published a booklet titled "Forests and Climate Change after Durban: An Asia-Pacific Perspective."

The booklet follows a series published after the 15th and 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC respectively titled: "Forests and Climate Change After Copenhagen: An Asia-Pacific Perspective" and "Forests and Climate Change After Cancun: An Asia-Pacific Perspective."

It provides a summary of a workshop that brought together 13 climate change and forestry experts to discuss the implications of the decisions taken at the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UNFCCC, which took place in Durban, South Africa, at the end of 2011, on the forestry sector in the Asia-Pacific region. The booklet summarizes the experts' opinions on REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks), including on the status of international negotiations, financing, safeguards, and capacity. [Publication: Forests and Climate Change after Durban: An Asia-Pacific Perspective]