Guide for REDD-plus Negotiators (Bonn, June 2011)
The purpose of this guide is to assist developing country negotiators and others who are working on REDD-plus. This is an updated version of the guide that was released in March 2011.
REDD-plus is a very complicated issue. It is complicated technically. It is complicated politically. Although many countries are interested in reaching agreement on REDD-plus they also have different priorities and different views on key issues in the negotiations.
The negotiations on REDD-plus have complicated links with several other issues that are also under negotiation, which can make it difficult to maintain an overview and keep up with the implications of different proposals. This guide gives an overview of these processes and gives tips to negotiators.
The guide is divided into three parts:
- Part I considers REDD-plus in the negotiations
- Part II contains general negotiating tips for new REDD-plus negotiators and others
- Part III contains UNFCCC documents that are often referred to in REDD-plus negotiations