Forests and climate change after Doha: an Asia-Pacific perspective

Over the past three years RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests and the FAO have brought together regional experts to reflect on the outcomes of the 15th, 16th and 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The resulting booklets “Forests and Climate Change after Copenhagen,” “after Cancun” and “after Durban” were distributed widely and very well received. In February 2013, RECOFTC and FAO, along with host institution, the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, brought together 11 climate change and forestry experts in Bogor, Indonesia, to discuss the implications of decisions taken at the COP 18 held in Doha, Qatar in November and December 2012 on the forestry sector of the Asia-Pacific region. This booklet summarizes their responses to a set of 12 key questions raised at the consultation.