This report looks beyond quantifying emissions reductions at a more flexible approach for recognizing mitigation actions being taken by developing countries in the forest sector. This approach ensures that countries with high historical emissions are not necessarily favored for support, and it allows for a broader set of MRV criteria to capture country’s efforts to change the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation.
The first step for developing countries
to access financing under the Readiness
Mechanism of the World Bank Forest
Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is the
development of a Readiness Plan Idea
Note (R-PIN). This paper considers the
extent to which R-PINs approved by the
FCPF trust fund committee addressed
questions of good governance of forests.
The objective of this exercise is to identify
issues that will need to be addressed more
completely as countries proceed with
This publication is a transcript of Jonathan Lash’s annual Environmental Stories to Watch address, which he gave on December 17th, 2008 at the Newseum. For the past six years, WRI has
invited members of the press to join in a conversation
about what we think will be the environmental stories to watch in the