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NACW Session Recording

Subnational Efforts to Advance Conservation of Tropical Forests
Path 2: Subnational Leadership

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The Paris Agreement recognized tropical deforestation as an ongoing major source of global emissions and endorsed an approach to compensate tropical forest countries for actions that conserve forests. At the same time, states and provinces across the tropics have been moving forward with efforts to protect forests, reduce emissions and enhance livelihoods at jurisdictional scale. California has also been exploring how its cap-and-trade system could include offsets from tropical forest jurisdictions since an MOU was signed to establish the Governor’s Climate and Forest Task Force in 2008 and a subsequent MOU was signed with Chiapas and Acre in 2010. This session will explore actions taken by subnational entities, including California’s offset market, to support tropical forest conservation.