The REDD negotiations in Doha have stalled. After a week of discussions in the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice parts of the REDD text remain in brackets. The negotiations are now pushed back to the next SBSTA meeting, which will take place in June 2013.
For REDD to work we need to address climate change, otherwise the forests will go up in smoke. To address climate change we need to leave fossil fuels in the ground. So why isn’t this on the UNFCCC agenda in Doha?
A couple of weeks ago, REDD-Monitor posted an overview of the REDD texts that have been agreed before going into the UN climate negotiations in Doha. So what’s next? What’s on the agenda in Doha?
The discussions on financing REDD that will take place over the next two weeks at COP18 in Doha are crucial for the future of REDD. In the run up to Doha, Rainforest Foundation UK and UN-REDD Asia-Pacific go head-to-head over forest carbon markets.