Hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment: “Futuregen and the Department of Energy’s Advanced Coal Programs”.
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.
This paper reviews Party submissions to the UNFCCC and identifies emerging areas of consensus and debate that may offer constructive grounds for negotiations going forward. The paper explores how an international agreement might facilitate and encourage a range of technology cooperation efforts by channeling funding, providing a forum for capacity building and learning exchange, and creating a framework for measuring, reporting, and verifying support and actions.
This summary roughly follows the structure of the bill; it deviates from this structure where we believe grouping related components together facilitates understanding of the bill. The legislation contains some placeholders and undefined sections that are likely to be clarified in subsequent iterations of the bill. For more information on specific components of the CEJAPA, please refer to the actual legislative language as referenced by section and page number in this document.
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