TFG has a dynamic team here at COP 18 in Doha, Qatar including John-O Niles, Jeff Metcalfe, Megan, Kate Ziemba, Jeff Jackson and Culley Thomas. We have been busy tracking the REDD+ related negotiations, promoting the upcoming Advanced Terrestrial Carbon Accounting course at UCSD, and networking with colleagues.
Thus far, REDD+ negotiations have been slower than hoped for, stalled in discussions related to monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV). We hope negotiators will have time to have meaningful discussions about reference levels too. Decisions about reference levels and MRV are both very important to terrestrial carbon accounting.