REDD was one of the main themes covered in the media reporting on the first week in Poznan. While there was much discussion about REDD in side events and outside the formal UN process with a flurry of reports produced on REDD, there was little or no progress in the negotiations themselves.
Allowing carbon credits from forests to be traded under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) would create a enormous loophole, allowing EU Member States to buy their way out of emissions reductions.
On 10 December 2008, the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change attempted to read out the following statement at the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice’s final session in Poznan. The chair closed the meeting before the statement could be read out.