Quick Stop on Durban COP-December 7
REDD: Fearing that the LCA process will come to an end without chance to conclude REDD, the SBSTA REDD facilitator Tony La Viña implored delegates to come up with a work program that could keep the process going should LCA fail. That mean agreeing on four core elements: one defining potential sources of finance, one dealing with the content of the technical paper identifying effective sources of finance, one hosting an expert meeting and one mandating SBSTA to continue the process.
When talk turned to a topic list for the technical paper, several parties - scores by one count - began loading it with their own pet projects, at which point chaos ensued.
Though a heavily bracketed REDD text was expected in the morning, no text had yet been released at 1830 Durban time.