The “REDD Offset Working Group”(ROW) was established in February 2011 as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in November 2010 between the Governors of California, Chiapas and Acre, as part of a collaborative effort to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (known as “REDD”). Deforestation and forest degradation account for approximately 20% of the world’s annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Comprehensive efforts to constrain the impacts of climate change will require significant global cooperation to reduce GHG emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
The ROW is made up of technical experts who are developing recommendations that will be completed by Summer 2012. The ROW will be requesting significant stakeholder input throughout the process to complete recommendations that represent a wide spectrum of interests.
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