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Tools: Technical Guidance Series

  • Developing a Reference Level for Carbon Stock Enhancements
    Carbon stock enhancement refers to the creation or improvement of the capacity of carbon pools and reservoirs to store and sequester carbon. Within the REDD+ context, activities that are considered carbon stock enhancement include afforestation/reforestation and forest management interventions to restore degraded forests. This module offers a practical framework for developing a reference level... read more →
  • Forest Degradation and Decision Support Tool
    Degradation affects up to 100 million hectares of forest every year, which is nearly 10 times greater than the area impacted by deforestation. However there is very little guidance on how to detect, measure and monitor forest degradation. The Forest Degradation Guidance and Decision Support Tool fills this gap by providing guidance on how and when to monitor and measure forest degradation, and... read more →
  • Technical Guidance Series: Emission Factors for Deforestation - Vietnamese
    This module describes the steps necessary to create emission factors (EF) for deforestation using existing carbon stock data. The output of this module is one component of a national or subnational forest monitoring system for REDD+. An EF  is an estimate of the change in carbon stocks   in all carbon pools  impacted by the land use change. Emissions resulting from deforestation are usually... read more →
  • Technical Guidance Series: Emission Factors for Deforestation
    This module is used as a first step in developing a reference level for deforestation only that can then be combined with modules used to estimate historical emissions and removals from other REDD+ activities.  This module uses the AD-D module and the EF-D module to estimate historical emissions from deforestation, defined as the long-term or permanent conversion of forest land to non-forest land... read more →
  • Technical Guidance Series: Module C-CS: Calculation for Estimating Carbon Stocks
    This module describes the calculations necessary to estimate carbon stocks and their uncertainty, based on field data collected in a Terrestrial Carbon Monitoring System for REDD+. The following guidance provide the steps needed to convert field measurements into mean carbon stock estimates for various pools and for estimating net change in carbon stocks. Guidance is provided on calculation of... read more →
  • Technical Guidance on Development of a REDD+ Reference Level
    This manual is directed at national and regional governmental staff and partners assigned to the design and implementation of the technical components of a national and subnational REDD+ program.  The document is also designed to provide technical guidance to potential project developers and implementers of REDD+ interventions. The focus of the technical information in this document is on how to... read more →
  • Technical Guidance Series: Activity Data for Deforestation
    This module provides guidance for estimating the Activity Data (AD) for deforestation, i.e. extent of deforestation activities on the ground, using previously developed spatially explicit datasets. The output of this module is one component of a terrestrial carbon monitoring system for REDD+.  The AD are defined spatially based on the post-deforestation land use class and forest carbon strata.... read more →
  • Technical Guidance Series: Activity Data for Deforestation - Vietnamese
    This module provides guidance for estimating the Activity Data (AD) for deforestation, i.e. the extent of deforestation activities on the ground, using previously developed spatially explicit datasets. The output of this module is one component of a national or subnational forest monitoring system for REDD+. AD are defined spatially, based on the post-deforestation land use class and forest... read more →
  • Technical Guidance Series: Framework Document
    The purpose of this framework document is to outline the individual steps and technical components that together form the overall technical framework of carbon accounting for the NFMS implementation and RL/REL development. From this framework, users may identify specific modules that are most relevant to their responsibilities and area of expertise. This document is directed at national to... read more →
  • Technical Guidance Series: Forest Carbon Stratification Using NFI Data
    This module provides guidance on the stratification process for the development of accurate and statistically rigorous estimates of forest carbon stocks based on available National Forest Inventory (NFI) data. Not all forests have the same composition, structure and carbon stocks; therefore forest carbon stratification divides the forest area into groups (strata) with similar carbon stocks .... read more →
  • Technical Guidance Series: Estimating Historical Emissions from Deforestation - Vietnamese
    This module is used as a first step in developing a reference level for deforestation only that can then be combined with modules used to estimate historical emissions and removals from other REDD+ activities.  This module uses the AD-D module and the EF-D module to estimate historical emissions from deforestation, defined as the long-term or permanent conversion of forest land to non-forest land... read more →
  • Technical Guidance Series: Estimating Historical Emissions from Deforestation
    This module is used as a first step in developing a reference level for deforestation only that can then be combined with modules used to estimate historical emissions and removals from other REDD+ activities. This module uses the AD-D module and the EF-D module to estimate historical emissions from deforestation, defined as the long-term or permanent conversion of forest land to non-forest land... read more →
  • Technical Guidance Series: Forest Carbon Stratification Using NFI Data - Vietnamese
    This module provides guidance on the stratification process for the development of accurate and statistically rigorous estimates of forest carbon stocks based on available National Forest Inventory (NFI) data. Not all forests have the same composition, structure and carbon stocks; therefore forest carbon stratification divides the forest area into groups (strata) with similar carbon stocks.... read more →
  • Technical Guidance on Development of a REDD+ Reference Level
    This manual is directed at national and regional governmental staff and partners assigned to the design and implementation of the technical components of a national and subnational REDD+ program.  The document is also designed to provide technical guidance to potential project developers and implementers of REDD+ interventions. The focus of the technical information in this document is on how to... read more →