Readers' Guide Comment on “An operational framework for large-scale avoided deforestation”
At the Copenhagen 2009 Conference of Parties (COP), an agreement on REDDplus was almost completed. This outcome was formalized at the Cancun 2010 COP. REDDplus is already overwhelmed with project requests. What began as a small organization with a relatively small budget is poised to become a significant player in combating deforestation. Rather than advocate for the increased financing or support the capacity building of the UNFCCC secretariat, GRI is proposing the creation of a parallel structure that would not be based on intergovernmental agreement.
In some situations, GRI calls for bringing the informal governance system under the UN umbrella; in other cases, and this is one of them, GRI calls for taking a working system from the UN and moving it into multi-stakeholder governance structure.
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