Amazonas Sustainable Foundation participates in COP 19, in Warsaw

12 the November the 2013 - Foundation is staffed in Poland and hopes definition of the methodology and financing of REDD

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It started yesterday (11/11) in Warsaw, in Poland, the 19th of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-19). The event aims to promote negotiations between leaders of most of 190 countries to another step towards international climate agreement that will take effect after the Kyoto Protocol from 2015. Among other topics, It is the definition of the methodology and ways of financing REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). The Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) will be with a team at the event to follow this agenda, one of the expertise of its operations in the Amazon.

“Since the first participation of FAS in COPs, coincidentally also in Poland, I Poznan (2008), We have defended the urgency of including REDD + as an official mechanism of the Climate Convention and yet rewarding forest guardians. REDD can contribute significantly to the nations to meet their targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions”, Declare Virgílio Viana, General Superintendent of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS).

The FAS will present during the event, some REDD project results Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Juma, one of Brazil's references on the subject. The Sustainable Chat, which aims to curb deforestation to avoid CO² emissions and improve the quality of life of local communities of the Amazon, already supports about two thousand people in an area of 589 thousand hectares (he has). With his performance since 2008, the project has ensured the reduction 189 tons of CO² by 2050, reducing to almost zero the annual deforestation rates in the Reserve.

“Several REDD projects around the world, They have proved that exceed the technical barrier, used to justify that there is no progress in this mechanism. The Juma project already has a large luggage and is an example of the technical issues have been resolved”, said Victor Salviati, FAS Project Coordinator, one of the organization's representatives at COP19.

Parallel to this, the organization will monitor the negotiations on a new global climate agreement. That's because these agendas are intertwined, since the REDD mechanism can provide important contributions to the reduction of global emissions, and the new agreement may be the key point for the REDD proceed. One of the dilemmas for this are the issues of funding for this type of mechanism. Several agencies or international funds are able to help from the moment that the parameters are set. These form the, may invest resources to field activities. An example is the Green Climate Fund (GCF, English), institutionalized in 2011, in order to contribute to global efforts to combat climate change.

“REDD can also help to key global challenges of our time, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, Another issue that touches directly with government resources”, concludes Virgilio Viana, explaining that the difficulty of funding and knowledge has disrupted countries in tackling climate change.

Nesse sentido, FAS sees technical cooperation between nations, especially those who suffer from similar challenges, such as Brazil and countries in Southern Africa and Asia, one of the answers to overcome these barriers.