In November 2013, the 19th Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC, in Warsaw, Poland, defined the Warsaw Framework for REDD+, a set of seven decisions (decisions 9-15/CP.19) on methodological, institutional and funding aspects for REDD+.
These decisions defined the international architecture to provide financial incentives for developing countries that are implementing policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and the role of conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).
The Warsaw Framework for REDD+ establishes the requirements for obtaining recognition of mitigation results and for receiving the associated results-based payments. It is also worth noting that decision 9/CP.19 recognizes the central role the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has in channeling resources in an adequate and predictable scale to developing countries implementing REDD+ activities. Results-based payments can also be made by other multilateral funds or directly by developed countries, among others.