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Forest negotiations stalled at climate talks

This press release from the Accra Caucus on Forests and Climate Change urges negotiators to focus on the actions needed to reduce deforestation, not on complicated measurement and verification processes. A bid to secure a deal to save the worlds remaining forests has stalled, on the issues of monitoring emissions and the lack of secure funding , says the Accra Caucus coalition of groups tracking the UN negotiations in Doha.

The scheme known as REDD+, (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation), calls on wealthier countries to pay developing countries to keep their forests standing as way of combating climate change. Many of these forested countries have already started putting into place strategies to tackle deforestation, yet if funding dries up, the entire programme could be derailed.