Saturday, December 12, 2009

REDD Progress (as of Friday night)

REDD is moving through negotiations relatively uneventfully. One sticky issue was whether sector activities would be built around national commitments or sub-national-based activities. The text as of yesterday night was still in debate with sub-national in brackets. But word is that this issue is moving toward a sub-national strategy with phased approach toward national commitments. Columbia has been arguing for this since they have civil war in their country and cannot control deforestation across national boundaries. The USA came on board with Columbia because a sub-national phased approach is compatible with the proposed U.S. climate legislation (Waxman-Markey).

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