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UNFCCC Releases Documents on REDD+, Finance and Gender

UNFCCC17 September 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released three documents to be considered by country representatives during the upcoming Climate Change Conference to be held in Warsaw, Poland, from 11-22 November 2013. Documents released include: parties' submissions on gender balance related to climate change; finance provided by developed countries in accordance with the Conference of the Parties (COP) decisions; and a report on two REDD+ workshops.

One of the documents released on 17 September contains 16 parties' submissions, as well as organizations' views, on options and ways to advance the gender balance goal (FCCC/CP/2013/MISC.2) in order to improve the participation of women and to inform more effective climate change policy in a way that needs of women and men are equally addressed.

The UNFCCC Secretariat has also released a report on the two workshops held in the context of the work programme on results-based finance to progress the full implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70, namely REDD+ activities (FCCC/CP/2013/5). Issues addressed included: ways and means to transfer payments for results-based actions; ways to incentivize non-carbon benefits; and ways to improve the coordination of results-based finance.

The third document released contains parties' submissions on information from developed countries on the resources provided to fulfill the commitment referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 95 (FCCC/CP/2013/INF.1), which relates to the commitment by developed countries to provide new and additional resources, including forestry and investments, through international institutions, approaching US$30 billion for the period 2010 2012, with a balanced allocation between adaptation and mitigation, including ways in which developing country Parties access these resources. [Publication: Submissions on Gender Balance][Publication: Report on the REDD+ Workshop] [Publication: Submissions on Finance Provided]