October 8, 2014, by Molly White

This is the second webinar in a four-part webinar series featuring the authors of the guide, “Understanding Land Use in the UNFCCC.” This second webinar takes a more in-depth look at land-use reporting and accounting as outlined in the guide.

This webinar was recorded on October 8th, 2014. To view the webinar, click on the image below. If you are having trouble streaming the content, or would like to be able to move forward and back through the presentation, please download the recording first by clicking here.

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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.


To email the webinar facilitator directly, please contact:

Robert O’Sullivan
Senior Director, Finance and Carbon Markets
Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program

7 responses to “”

  1. Brandy Faulkner says:

    Hello all,

    This section is available to ask questions of our presenters. They will do their best to answer anything that was unclear in the presentation.

  2. Marta says:

    Has there been any research on the role of grasslands on reducing emissions through sustainable rangeland management and rotational grazing patterns? Thanks in advance.

  3. Keith says:

    Social and environmental safeguards have been mostly associated to REDD+. Are there specific safeguards for land use in general?

  4. Anonymous says:

    How can the gains in rights protections through the REDD+ safeguards be protected and not undermined through the ADP process?

  5. Marcelo Rocha says:

    Dear Marta

    Only Denmark, EU (15) and Portugal elected grazing land management for the 1st commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. You can find detail information on what management activities these Parties have implemented in order to reduce they emissions on grazing land in their respective National GHG Inventory submissions (available at: http://unfccc.int/national_reports/annex_i_ghg_inventories/national_inventories_submissions/items/8108.php)
    For more information and research studies on the issue visit FAO Grasslands Carbon Working Group (GCWG): http://www.fao.org/agriculture/crops/thematic-sitemap/theme/spi/gcwg/en/


    Marcelo and Peter

  6. Marcelo Rocha says:

    Dear Keith

    The Convention text has general provisions that apply to land use in general:
    Article 2,. “The ultimate objective… stabilization of GHG concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Such a level should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.
    Article 4, Commitments: “All parties… Take climate change considerations into account, to the extent feasible, in their relevant social, economic and environmental policies and actions, and employ appropriate methods, for example impact assessments, formulated and determined nationally, with a view to minimizing adverse effects on the economy, on public health and on the quality of the environment, of projects or measures undertaken by them to mitigate or adapt to climate change”

    The Kyoto Protocol also has general provisions that apply to land use in general:
    – Protection and enhancement of sinks and reservoirs of greenhouse gases …, taking into account its commitments under relevant international environmental agreements; promotion of sustainable forest management practices, afforestation and reforestation; (Article 2.1(a)(ii))
    – Promotion of sustainable forms of agriculture in light of climate change considerations; (Article 2.1(a)(iii))

    In particular decision 16/CPM.1 has established principles to be follow by LULUCF activities under the KP:
    (e) That the implementation of land use, land-use change and forestry activities contributes to the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources
    (f) That accounting for land use, land-use change and forestry does not imply a transfer of commitments to a future commitment period
    (g) 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

  7. Marcelo Rocha says:

    On the issue of “gains in rights protections through the REDD+ safeguards be protected and not undermined through the ADP process”: it will depend on the negotiations under ADP. Parties need to decide what previous decisions and how these decisions will contribute/apply in the 2015 agreement. Is very unlikely that the 2015 agreement will diminish and/or revoke previous decisions.

    Marcelo and Peter

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