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UNFCCC Publishes Views on LULUCF

UNFCCC6 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a miscellaneous document containing the views of eight parties and one NGO on land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) issues referred to in Decision 2/CMP.7, paragraphs 5-7 (FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.8). 

Parties that presented submissions are: Chad, for Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, and São Tomé e Príncipe; Indonesia; Japan; New Zealand; Pakistan; Moldova; the Russian Federation; and Swaziland, for the African States.

The submissions were presented upon a request by the 37th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 37), which agreed to continue at its next session to be held from 3-14 June 2013, its consideration of, inter alia: more comprehensive accounting of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks from LULUCF, including through a more inclusive activity-based approach or a land-based approach; and modalities and procedures for possible additional LULUCF activities under the clean development mechanism (CDM) and modalities and procedures for alternative approaches to addressing the risk of non-permanence under the CDM. [Publication: Miscellaneous Document with Parties' Views on LULUCF] [Publication: Submission from The Gaia Foundation, Third World Network (TWN) and EcoNexus]