Climate Working Group of COMIFAC Takes Off after Doha


Douala (Cameroon), 19-20 December 2012 – The Maképé Palace in Douala, Cameroon will be the venue of the Workshop on the Analysis of Doha Results and Preparation of Future Events organized by the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat (ES), with the support of UICN and REDD Regional Project/the World Bank, the workshop in Douala gathered the Climate/REDD+ Focal Points and representatives of COMIFAC Technical and Financial Partners.


Following two days of intense deliberations, participants agreed on the lessons learnt from Doha and adopted a series of resolutions and recommendations in order to revamp the COMIFAC Climate Working Group. These resolutions and recommendations fall in line with the preparation of future events based on the stakes of negotiations held during the 38th session of subsidiary bodies scheduled for May 2013 in Bonn and at other meetings such as the 19th and 9th sessions of the CoP and CoP for the Kyoto Protocol to hold in Warsaw, Poland. These include among others: (1) proposals for the consolidation of the sub-regional strategy in order to improve the vision, the existing database and sub-regional expertise on priority climate-related issues - (2)  a road map for 2013 aimed at identifying priority actions in the area of capacity building in international negotiations and consolidating participation and formulation of a common position for the sub-region. -  (3) a schedule of GTC meetings in 2013.


Before the closing of the workshop which served to strengthen synergies between different regional climate/REDD+-related projects and programmes, participants listened to presentations on other sub-regional REDD initiatives: (i) Support to Multi-stakeholder Participation in the REDD Process by UICN; (ii) Status Report on the “Monitoring System and National MNV Regional Project: Regional Approach for the Congo Basin Countries” (FAO); (iii) “Results of the Study on Climate Change Scenarios in the Congo Basin”.


Available for download  The Draft Report of the Workshop for the Analysis of Doha Results and Preparation of Future Events


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