Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tropical Forest Group met with COP14 President, Maciej Nowicki, Environment Minister, Poland. In a meeting between the COP 14 President and the RINGO constituency, TFG's Director John-O Niles raised the issue of how REDD appears to have broad support by Parties, but is suffering from a tension between different UNFCCC bodies. John-O asked the President to see if there was a way for the SBSTA meetings (which cover science and technical information) and the AWG-LCA (which addresses the broad topic of a future agreement) to be reconciled. COP14 President Nowicki said he would look into the issue and agreed it was important to make sure the various UNFCCC bodies coordinate so a strong REDD decision can be reached.

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