REDD-plus and biodiversity benefits

This document is presented as a background document for the Global Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Benefits of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries, taking place from 20-23 September 2010, in Nairobi. The workshop report will be submitted as an information document to the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-10), 18-29 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan. This document outlines key linkages between the objectives and relevant decisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in relation to REDD-plus (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries),1 specifically in relation to the potential of REDD-plus to benefit biodiversity, indigenous and local communities, and climate change mitigation.

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