Can you review the current draft text on markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, and APA agenda items 12(a) and (b), cooperative approaches and sustainable development mechanism, respectively, and suggest additions and/or amendments to ensure the protection and management of forests will be part of future discussions? Advice: Some parties are …

How likely is it that REDDplus (or REDD+) can be registered as a trademark in the US? Who can object? What would this mean for the use of the term by others? Advice: How likely it is – in your view – that the application will be approved? The application has been initially refused by […]

What are the advantages and disadvantages of including REDD+ activities in the sustainable development mechanism established under Article 6 para.4 of the Paris Agreement? Advice: Introduction 1. The inclusion of REDD+ activities in the sustainable development mechanism under Art 6(4) of the Paris Agreement would allow for REDD+ activities to be traded …

How does Article 3bis of the draft agreement incorporate or build on previous work on REDD+ under the Convention? Advice: Article 3 bis ¬†incorporates the relevant decisions related to REDD+ from prior COP decisions. The reference in #1 of Article 3 bis makes reference to the decisions made in the Warsaw COP (i.e., 9/CO.19 to […]

1. What might the REDD framework look like? 2. In particular, how might this affect the rights of Tanzania’s citizens to use their land? 3. How can Tanzania protect the rights of their local communities through contracts? This should also address the issue of carbon credit. Summary: The framework for REDD+ under the UNFCCC is […]