This is the first in a four-part webinar series featuring the authors of the guide, “Understanding Land Use in the UNFCCC.” This first webinar provides a high-level overview of the guide.
This webinar was recorded on October 2nd, 2014. You can download the slides from the presentation by clicking here.
We also welcome ongoing discussion on this webinar. Below this webinar is a comment field for viewers to participate in discussion, ask questions, and further engage with the community utilizing this guide.
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Thanks for providing a space for questions. My question is: How are reversals of RMUs dealt with across accounting periods? i.e. if RMUs are used in CP1, and then reversed in CP2 due to fire, what happens?
What are the differences between CDM and REDD+, and why are these are not mixed/ joined?
Is there a common indicator to measure and classify countries in terms of their GHG?
Since RMU can’t be carry over from one CP to another, the RMU “used in CP1” can only fulfill the 1st CP target. If a fire occurs during CP2 in KP land areas elected during CP1, them these emissions will be accounted in the CP2, but not in CP1. In other words, the country will not be considered not in compliance for CP1 because of the fires. This is also the idea expressed by the principle for LULUCF in paragraph 1 decision 16/CMP.1: “That reversal of any removal due to land use, land-use change and forestry activities be accounted for at the appropriate point in time”.
Marcelo and Peter
One of the main differences is that CDM is an offset mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol (i.e. can generate CERs to be used by KP Parties to fulfill they commitments), while REDD+ is currently a result based mechanism under the UNFCCC (i.e. payments can be made to the project/country once results have being demonstrated). To date there is no mechanism for REDD+ results to be transferred from one party to another. The negotiations on New Market Mechanisms is currently considering this, amongst other issues.
They are not together because of the negotiation history, in particular Decision 16/CMP.1 (2005) that stipulated that only afforestation and reforestation would be eligible under the CDM. Since then REDD+ negotiation have being conducted under the UNFCCC and not the KP.
The common indicator are the GHG national inventories that are produced by each country, following methodological guidelines from the IPCCC.
You can check the GHG national inventories for Annex I Parties at: http://unfccc.int/national_reports/annex_i_ghg_inventories/national_inventories_submissions/items/8108.php.
In the case of non-Annex I Parties, the GHG national inventories are submitted together with the National Communication and can be founded at: http://unfccc.int/national_reports/non-annex_i_natcom/items/2979.php
Marcelo and Peter
Hi, I’d love to watch/hear the recording of the webinar, but when I click the link it says “The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.”
Greetings Todd. Thank you for noting this. Unfortunately, the recordings have expired. I hope you still find the slides helpful.