Thank you Chair and good afternoon all. I am speaking on behalf of CAN.
Thank you for the opportunity to share our views for this joint SBSTA/SBI process for REDD+. We believe that:
- When discussing ways to improve the coordination of support for the implementation of REDD+ activities, Parties may want to focus on agreeing best practices to avoid barriers to access REDD+ finance, as well as to ensure that support is delivered in a timely and coordinated manner.
- Parties should ensure the provision of adequate and predictable support, including financial resources and technological support, to developing countries for the implementation of those activities. Parties must show commitment towards REDD+ finance beyond existing fast-start funding for the period until 2020 when a new agreement is to be in place, and clearly demonstrate how to meet the financing needs for all phases of REDD+.
- It is also necessary to ensure adequate finance for safeguard implementation in-country as well as the establishment of information systems, with at least one report produced before countries can access results based finance.
- We believe certainty regarding the financial commitments for REDD+ will create a favorable atmosphere to advance in the methodological and technical issues related to REDD+.
- Finally, we echo interventions stating that Parties should discuss how REDD+ links to other discussions under the Convention, and clearly identify the functions that are needed to be fulfilled for REDD+, before deciding upon how best to do it, through new or existing institutions.
Thank you Chair.