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UNFCCC Releases Technical Paper on Financing Options for REDD+

UNFCCC26 July 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a technical paper (FCCC/TP/2012/3) on financing options for the full implementation of results-based actions relating to the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70 (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stock (REDD+)) including related modalities and procedures.

The technical paper presents a summary of parties' and observer organizations' views on modalities and procedures for financing results-based actions and considering activities related to REDD+ as defined in Cancun decision 1/CP.16, paragraphs 68-70 and 72.

Among other issues, it includes: financing options; key substantive elements; and issues that may require further exploration. This document is intended to serve as input for the workshop on financing options for the full implementation of REDD+ results-based actions, to be held from 30 August-5 September 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand, during the informal sessions of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA). [Publication: Technical Paper on Financing Options for REDD+]