USAID LEAF Establishing a Reference Level for REDD+ (English Version)
This report has been produced by the USAID-funded Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (USAID LEAF) program in its support for the development of the Lam Dong Provincial REDD+ Action Plan (PRAP). It is one of five technical reports that have been developed to help the Lam Dong Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in defining an appropriate Forest Reference Level for the Province from which its policies and measures introduced to reduce emissions and increase greenhouse gas (GHG) removals from the forestry sector can be measured against. Specifically, this report considers the context in which the provincial Forest Reference Level will be set, consolidates the previous analytical work to present a number of options in setting a Forest Reference Level for the province of Lam Dong and recommends a number of actions that should be taken to reduce uncertainty levels in the setting of the Forest Reference Level for the province of Lam Dong.
Alexandre Grais, Silvia Petrova, Katherine Goslee and Sandra Brown