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REDD+ Interim Partnership Holds Technical Workshop

9 October 2010: The REDD+ Interim Partnership held a technical workshop on the REDD+ Database, Analysis of Financing Gaps and Overlaps, and the Effectiveness of Multilateral REDD+ Institutions in Tianjin, China, on 2 October 2010, prior to the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks.

The workshop was followed by a series of informal and plenary meetings of the REDD+ Interim Partnership during the course of the Tianjin Climate Change Talks. During the Technical Workshop, delegates discussed: lessons learned and possible future enhancements from the Voluntary REDD+ Database; analysis of financing gaps and overlaps; effectiveness of the multilateral REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) institutions; as well as country case studies on each of these issues and stakeholders' views on participation.

In the informal and plenary meetings held throughout the week, the Partnership addressed stakeholder participation and began to address the Partnership's work plan. A technical workshop that was planned to meet during the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the  Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Nagoya, Japan, was postponed until the Cancun Climate Change Conference at the end of the year. A Ministerial Meeting of the REDD+ Partnership is still scheduled to take place on 26 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan. The REDD+ Interim Partnership also recently launched a new website. [REDD+ Partnership Website]  [Partnership Meeting Documentation]