The History of REDD Policy

The History of REDD Policy

Vivienne Holloway and Esteban Giandomenico. Carbon Planet Limited.

The History of REDD

A comprehensive summary of the History of REDD Policy, from its roots in the Kyoto Protocol, December 1997 to the final meetings of the AWGs and SBSTA before COP15 begins in Copenhagen in December 2009.

The white paper discusses the genesis of REDD policy and provides an overview of major turning points in the key issues of contention in international REDD policy:

  • The scope of the definition of reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation,
  • Carbon Accounting for REDD - Measurement
  • Reporting and Verification
  • The rights of indigenous people
  • Financing options for REDD
  • Institutional arrangements, "Should REDD be an NAMA or project based?"
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