UNFCCC Release Documents on REED+, Finance and Gender
17 September 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released three documents to be considered by country representatives during the upcoming Climate Change Conference to be held in Warsaw, Poland, from 11-22 November 2013. Documents released include: parties' submissions on gender balance related to climate change; finance provided by developed countries in accordance with the Conference of the Parties (COP) decisions; and a report on two REDD+ workshops.
One of the documents released on 17 September contains 16 parties' submissions, as well as organizations' views, on options and ways to advance the gender balance goal (FCCC/CP/2013/MISC.2) in order to improve the participation of women and to inform more effective climate change policy in a way that needs of women and men are equally addressed.
The UNFCCC Secretariat has also released a report on the two workshops held in the context of the work programme on results-based finance to progress the full implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70, namely REDD+ activities (FCCC/CP/2013/5). Issues addressed included: ways and means to transfer payments for results-based actions; ways to incentivize non-carbon benefits; and ways to improve the coordination of results-based finance.