Day 1 | Dec 6   10.45 - 12.15

Assessment of options for land use in a post-2020 world

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)


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:

  1. What kind of framework is needed to promote ambitious emission reductions from the land sector?
  2. What kind of decision in Paris can be the basis of 2015 – 2020 negotiations on land sector accounting under the ADP?
  3. What are Parties to the UNFCCC already doing to prepare for incorporating land use into their post-2020 contributions?


Background reading:

White Paper: Positioning the land use sector to contribute to post-2020 climate mitigation

EDF Blog post: Forestry, Agriculture and other Land Use in the Global Climate Agreement

Made to Measure: Options for Emissions Accounting under the UNFCCC – Climate Change Expert Group

Understanding Land Use in the UNFCCC: Summary for Negotiators – Iverson, Lee, Rocha

Land Use in a Future Climate Agreement – Meridian Institute