Submission on MRV and drivers REDD+ 2012
This submission on REDD+ from Wetlands International to UN Climate Conference (UNFCCC-SBSTA) presents Wetlands International's views on how to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and national forest monitoring systems. We focus on peatswamp forests, which has some specific characteristics and therefore need specific attention.
Furthermore, we take this opportunity to emphasise the mitigation potential of non-forested peat soils, in particular in relation to agriculture.
In the annex we also list the countries for whom reporting for emissions from peatlands under REDD is relevant and the countries which we recommend to consider proposing NAMA’s to reduce emissions from peatland degradation of non-forested peatland areas.
Related Action(s): Peatlands in UN Climate policies