REDD & LULUCF Working Group

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change recognizes that carbon sinks (and more specifically terrestrial sinks) are being affected due to human activities related to Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF).
The CAN REDD & LULUCF Working Group coordinates advocacy and policy submissions covering a broad spectrum of work relating to the mitigation of greenhouse gases in the land-use/forestry sector. The group also engages on UN-REDD programme activities and other important mechanisms outside the Convention.

For more information please contact:
John Lanchbery, RSPB,

CAN Pre-COP17 Workshop 2011 Draft Agenda

CAN Pre-COP 17 Workshop
19-21 October 2011
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, East Africa

The main objectives of the program:

1.    Provide space for southern CAN members and other stakeholders to work on a common and unified southern voice for greater influence at Seventeenth Conference of Parties in Durban.
2.    Strengthen the South–South dialogue and discussion in order to support the CAN-International policies to have impact in the climate negotiations through broader understanding and knowledge base.


CAN Pre-COP Workshop 2011 Announcement

Climate Action Network-International is excited to inform that as part of our ongoing efforts under the Southern Capacity Building program, a "Pre-COP Workshop" will be organized for developing country CAN members in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 19th to 21st October 2011.  About 50 participants will be attending the workshop.

CAN Final Panamá Press Conference

Watch the CAN Panamá wrap-up press conference from earlier today. Greenpeace International, ActionAid UK and Forum For Environment-Ethiopia representatives explain what happened in Panamá and what that means moving forward to the year-end climate talks in Durban, South Africa.

REDD LCA Contract Group CAN intervention

Pipa Elias from the Union of Concerned Scientists gave an intervention, on behalf on CAN, in the REDD LCA contact group on October 6.

Photograph courtesy of IISD/Earth Negotiations Bulletin

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CAN-International Press Briefing Advisory - October 7 at 17 GMT in Panamá

Media Advisory – Webcast Notice
7 October 2011




[Panama City, Panama] Climate Action Network - International will host a media briefing, webcast live, to provide reactions to the week of UN climate talks in Panama, which kicked off on Saturday and ends today. Panelists will speak about the outcomes from this week as well an outlook towards the Durban climate talks to be held at the end of the year.

Don’t Give LULUCF the FLU

LULUCF has been suffering from a variety of ailments but now it looks in danger of getting FLU. The “Flexible Land Use” proposal, being heavily marketed by New Zealand, allows countries to cut down trees and replant them somewhere else, but instead of counting this as deforestation and reforestation and counting the emissions accordingly, it brings this under forest management rules – the ones that allow countries not to account for substantial increases in logging emissions compared to historical levels.