Oslo Climate and Forest Conference

27/05/2010 // The Oslo Climate and Forest Conference 2010 will take place in Oslo, Norway on 27 May. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will host the event.The purpose of the conference is to establish an interim partnership arrangement for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+).

Deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries accounts for around 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Measures to reduce these emissions (known as REDD+) are the quickest and least expensive way of achieving large emission cuts. In the UN climate change negotiations, substantial progress has been made on setting up a REDD+ mechanism

The purpose of the conference in Oslo is to establish an interim partnership arrangement for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). This partnership would aim to ensure rapid implementation of a global coordinated effort to preserve the world’s tropical forests, in line with UNFCCC decisions.

Read more about Oslo Climate and Forest Conference 2010 on the homepage of the conference.


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