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Small islands, whether located in the tropics or higher latitudes, have characteristics which make them especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea-level rise, and extreme events (very high confidence) ♦  Sea-level rise is expected to exacerbate inundation, storm surge, erosion and other coastal hazards, thus threatening vital infrastructure, settlements and facilities that support the livelihood of island communities (very high confidence). ♦  There is strong evidence that under most climate change scenarios, water resources in small islands are likely to be seriously compromised (very high confidence). ♦  It is very likely that subsistence and commercial agriculture on small islands will be adversely affected by climate change (high confidence). IPCC 4th Assessment Report, 2007

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National REDD+ Registries: An overview of issues and design options National REDD+ Registries: An overview of issues and design options

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To date there is little practical experience illustrating how subnational or project ERPs can be integrated into national accounting. REDD+ registries could be an important tool to centrally record the information necessary to address these issues and facilitate transparency and tracking of that information. REDD+ registries could ensure important information is captured, processed and stored in a consolidated, transparent, and easy-to-interpret manner. Centralized information storage and access could help to manage implementation of ERPs, results-based based funding, private investment, and potentially REDD+ carbon markets if a market-based mechanism is used.

Publisher: KfW
Date: May 2011

FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/14 (Tianjin Oct 2010) FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/14 (Tianjin Oct 2010)

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FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/14

Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention
Twelfth session
Tianjin, 4–9 October 2010
Item X of the provisional agenda - Negotiating text

At its eleventh session, the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) established drafting groups on a shared vision for long-term cooperative action; enhanced action on adaptation; enhanced action on mitigation; and finance, technology and capacity-building, to undertake work on the Chair’s text to facilitate negotations, contained in document FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/8. This document contains the results of the work of the drafting groups at the eleventh session of the AWG-LCA for consideration by Parties at the twelfth session of the AWGLCA.

SBSTA expert meeting report May2010 SBSTA expert meeting report May2010

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Report on the informal meeting of experts on enhancing coordination of capacity-building activities in relation to using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidance and guidelines as a basis for estimating forest-related greenhouse gas emissions and removals, forest carbon stocks and forest area changes

UNFCCC Secretariat
Bonn, Germany, 25.26 May 2010

FCCC/SBSTA/2009/L.9 10 June 2009 FCCC/SBSTA/2009/L.9 10 June 2009

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SUBSIDIARY BODY FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVICE
Thirtieth session
Bonn, 1.10 June 2009 

Agenda item 5
Reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries: approaches to stimulate action

UNFCCC Secretariat

An assessment of national forest monitoring capabilities in tropical non-Annex I countries: Recommen An assessment of national forest monitoring capabilities in tropical non-Annex I countries: Recommen

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An assessment of national forest monitoring capabilities in tropical non-Annex I countries: Recommendations for capacity building

The objective of this study was to specify and scope, for 99 tropical non-Annex I countries, the near-term capacity-development activities that would be required to implement an accurate forest area change and carbon stock monitoring system. The focus is on actions that could be taken over the next five years to prepare for participation in a mechanism for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), or in an intermediate funding mechanism.
 

Author: Martin Herold, GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Project Office Friedrich Schiller University Jena for The Prince's Rainforests Project and The Government of Norway

 

Date: July 8, 2009
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