RS22806 - The Bali Agreements and Forest
13-Feb-2008; Ross W. Gorte and Pervaze A. Sheikh; 6 p.
Abstract: Climate change and its drivers are receiving increasing global attention.
Negotiations in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, in
December 2007 led to an action plan and decision on slowing the rate of deforestation
to reduce atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide.
The decision to reduce deforestation and forest degradation, especially in developing
countries in the tropics, is seen as a significant step toward reducing carbon dioxide
emissions, although many believe that much more is needed to halt or reverse
greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. This report describes the portions of the
Bali Action Plan and Decision that relate to forests.
Topics: International, Forests, Legislative