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At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris, it was agreed that mobilizing stronger and more ambitious climate action by all Parties and non-Party stakeholders is urgently required if the goals of the Paris Agreement are to be achieved.

In decision 1/CP.21, the commitments from all actors are recognized, including those launched through the Lima–Paris Action Agenda, as well as the urgent need to scale up the global response to climate change and support greater ambition from governments.

At COP 22 in Marrakech, a High-Level Event on Accelerating Climate Action was held to highlight outcomes from the Action Events throughout the conference and culminated with the launching of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action; a new framework to catalyse and support climate action.

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Lima Challenge

Forest developing countries to “do their fair share” by unilaterally reducing forest-based emissions

List of participants will be added in due course

Lead Organisations

Peru (Rosa Morales – Ministry of Environment) and Colombia, Melissa Laverde ( Office of International Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development)

Objectives

The main objective of the initiative is: “At least halve the rate of loss of natural forests globally by 2020 and strive to end natural forest loss by 2030.”

Roadmap and work plan

There was a workplan towards Paris but so far we have not tracked progress with respect to the countries’ participation in the Lima Challenge.

Progress

COP 21 catalyzed several important announcements for increased financing for forests and saw a convergence of intellectual analysis on the importance of forests in reducing global emissions. Some of these announcements are directly related to the Lima Challenge, while others are not. Examples include:
- The landmark commitment by Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom to provide $5 billion in financing for forests to 2020 (subject to the provision of strong, credible plans from forest countries),
- New national commitments from countries such as Indonesia to end forest and peat land fires,
- New sub-national commitments to reduce deforestation,
- New commitments from the private sector on sustainable sourcing of commodity supply chains, and
- An additional 18 million hectares of restoration commitments by national, subnational and private sector actors alike – including the first subnational and private sector actors.
Since COP21, the coalition partners have initiated various actions to implement the Paris goals, two specific examples in the interim include:
- In the period since COP21, the total hectares of restoration commitments has risen to a total of more than 96 million hectares committed by national & sub-national governments, the private sector and public-private coalitions. Implementation is well under way in a number of jurisdictions. Regional implementation platforms for the Bonn Challenge are emerging, including in Central America, East Africa and Asia. A number of initiatives contribute to the achievement of the Bonn Challenge including 20x20 in Latin America, AFR100 in Africa, the FAO FLR Mechanism and the CBD’s Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative (FERI). Member organizations of the GPFLR continue to support in-country planning and implementation of restoration commitments.

Contact

Ministry of Environment, Peru

mlaverde@minambiente.gov.co

http://newsroom.unfccc.int/lpaa/forest/lima-challenge-bridging-the-emissions-gap-by-forest-intervention/