This concerns the very part of the Framework Convention that recognizes «common but differentiated» responsibilities between rich and poor countries, as well as the need to promote sustainable management of natural carbon sinks, including biomass, forests and oceans and other terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems. It is reflected in the Paris Agreement, which recognizes «the importance of ensuring the integrity of all ecosystems, including the oceans, and the protection of biodiversity, which some cultures recognize as Mother Earth, and recognizes the importance for some of the concept of «climate justice» when taking action to combat climate change. The article is based on a qualitative analysis of REDD`s content from 162 National Climate Strategies (INDC). REDD is a voluntary approach to climate change developed by the parties to the UNFCCC. The aim is to encourage developing countries to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, to preserve carbon reserves in forests, to sustainably manage forests and to improve forest carbon reserves. Reports must follow IPCC guidelines, in particular guidelines on best practices in land use, land use change and forestry, which contain report documents to be included in the national submissions of parties to the UNFCCC. The guidelines include standard measurement protocols and analytical methods that EU countries must put in place. However, actual reports on REDD`s results are not provided by National Communications, but through bee update reports (BURs).  Over the past two decades, several studies have estimated that land use change, including deforestation and forest degradation, accounts for 12-29% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
   This is why the inclusion of emission reductions resulting from land use changes is considered essential to achieving the UNFCCC`s objectives.  Maggie Comstock is Senior Director of Climate Policy at Conservation International.