Forests and climate change after Cancun - An Asia-Pacific perspective

The Cancun Agreement1 carries REDD+ firmly forward as a keycomponent of the post-2012 international climate change regimeby describing its main elements and operationalizing its initialphase. Before Cancun, many details of REDD+ were unclear, particularly concerning the issues of most importance to forest dependent people. There is now agreement that a uniform system is required for providing information on how REDD+ safeguards are being addressed andimplemented.

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