This briefing presents an overview of how land-use is currently addressed under the UNFCCC, identifies fundamental policy gaps, and argues that the sector can and should be addressed more coherently in the international climate regime.
It sets out why and how the UNFCCC's treatment of the land-use sector under the post-2020 agreement should go beyond its current exclusive GHG focus to recognise governance, protection of biodiversity and rights as fundamental enabling conditions for permanent, effective and equitable climate action.

 Briefing published by Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) and Friends of the Earth (FOE), developed by CLP (2015). pdfEN