The session took stock of recent publications on the subject and the current status of land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), REDD+ and land-related CDM discussions in the UNFCCC. A presentation showed potential options for how the land sector might be included in a post-2020 ADP agreement, highlighting the relative strengths and weaknesses of those options. This set of options was discussed at a smaller workshop the week before, attended by LULUCF and REDD+ negotiators.
Key questions addressed:
- What kind of framework is needed to promote ambitious emission reductions from the land sector?
- What kind of decision in Paris can be the basis of 2015 – 2020 negotiations on land sector accounting under the ADP?
- What are Parties to the UNFCCC already doing to prepare for incorporating land use into their post-2020 contributions?