REDD & LULUCF Working Group

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change recognizes that carbon sinks (and more specifically terrestrial sinks) are being affected due to human activities related to Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF).
The CAN REDD & LULUCF Working Group coordinates advocacy and policy submissions covering a broad spectrum of work relating to the mitigation of greenhouse gases in the land-use/forestry sector. The group also engages on UN-REDD programme activities and other important mechanisms outside the Convention.

For more information please contact:
John Lanchbery, RSPB,

A Disturbing Disturbance

Parties don’t want to have to account for forestry emissions not caused by humans, like wildfires. Fair enough you might say, but this is being used as another attempt to hide emissions.


Panama: Progress or Paralysis?

Durban is shaping up as a critical moment in the 20-year history of the climate regime.  The world can either build on what has been created in the Kyoto Protocol, raise the level of ambition as demanded by the science, and provide sufficient finance to meet developing countries’ needs for adaptation, mitigation, and REDD. Or it risks relegating the UNFCCC to a side show with little legitimacy to meaningfully address the climate crisis.

Let’s review what’s needed to avoid a train wreck in Durban:



ECO just found (under a delegates desk) the draft final decision on LULUCF for Durban. In the interest of full transparency, we reproduce it here.

Decision -/CMP.7

Land use, land use change and forestry

Acknowledgingthat we have been working on this subject far too long and may have lost all sense of proportion,


CAN Submission: Methodological guidance for activities relating to REDD+, September 2011

The Climate Action Network International (CAN-International) is the world’s largest network of civil society organizations, with 700 member organisations in over 90 countries, working together to address the climate crisis.
The Climate Action Network (CAN) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the work of SBSTA by giving our
views on the issues identified by SBSTA at its thirty-fourth session, recorded in document FCCC/SBSTA/2011/L.14.


CAN letter to LCA Chair regarding submissions and expert meeting opportunities arising from Bonn June 2011 intersessional

CAN has identified the important submissions, technical expert meetings, workshops etc that should be undertaken to progress work in order that Durban should be successful in establishing the basis for a fair, ambitious and binding agreement.