During the first commitment period of the KP, countries are only required to voluntarily account for emissions from logging. This means that countries can determine their own baselines, including the use of a baselines based on future instead of historical data. There are several options on the table to decide how to account for forest management during the second commitment period.
(1) Tuvalu proposed text to use the first commitment period as a mandatory historical baseline.
(2) The Africa Group proposed a compromise text which combines historical baselines with projected baselines.
(3) Developed countries propose a continuation of voluntary accounting. Continue reading