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UNFCCC Publishes Views on Non-Market-Based Approaches for REDD+

UNFCCC30 April 2014: The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat has published a document compiling parties' views on methodological guidance for non-market-based approaches related to the implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70 (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+)) (FCCC/SBSTA/2014/MISC.3).

The document contains the six submissions received from parties in response to the invitation by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) for parties and admitted observer organizations to submit their views on methodological guidance for non-market-based approaches. The six submissions received are from: Bolivia, Brazil, China, Malaysia, the US, and a joint submission from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.

In addition to the six submissions from parties, three non-governmental organizations (NGOs) also submitted their views on this issue. The three NGO submissions are from the Coordinating Body of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), WWF and the Global Forest Coalition and Brighter Green. These three submissions have been posted on the UNFCCC website. [Publication: Parties' Views on Methodological Guidance for Non-Market-Based Approaches] [Submissions from Observer Organizations]