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Tools: Policy Development

  • Developing Forestry and Land Use Policy
    Reform of forestry and land use policy offers the opportunity to build resilience against climate change and associated environmental shocks, support climate change mitigation, and improve local level forest and land management. To formulate policy that can be successfully implemented in meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders, governments must adopt procedures that facilitate awareness... read more →
  • Decision Support Tool on Incentive Allocation for REDD+ Accounting
    Under the UNFCCC, REDD+ countries are required to develop approaches that operate at national scale. Many countries already have in place or are establishing subnational and project-level REDD+ activities for building capacity for REDD+ implementation or generating early emissions reductions and removals in defined geographical or administrative areas. To move towards a complete national REDD+... read more →
  • Integrating REDD+ accounting within a nested approach
    In many countries that are pursuing REDD+, subnational and project level REDD+ initiatives are being established to build capacity and achieve early emissions reductions and removals.  As national level REDD+ mechanisms are established, integration of subnational and project initiatives into the national system will be required so as to avoid disparities in accounting and allocation of incentives... read more →
  • Decision Support Tool: Identifying and Addressing Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation
    In the face of increasing pressures on forests, many countries have begun to explore REDD+ as a mechanism to provide finance for maintaining forest cover and reducing emissions from the forestry sector. With imminent establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, the importance of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions by means of effective policies and measures has been highlighted in... read more →
  • Guidelines for Stratification for REDD+: Using a National Inventory
    Engaging in REDD+ and seeking to take part in the opportunities and benefits of REDD+ requires credible scientifically-based estimates of emissions and removals of greenhouse gases from human-induced activities that change the cover and use of forest lands. This means data have to be collected on the extent of areas affected by human-induced activities that promote land cover change. The focus of... read more →
  • Decision support tool: Integrated REDD+ accounting frameworks: Nested national approaches
    This decision support tool provides overall guidance on establishing national-level REDD+ accounting frameworks within which project or subnational approaches are integrated.  The tool complements information provided in the LEAF Technical Guidance on Development of a REDD+ Reference Level (Walker et al. 2012) and the Winrock/FCPF Decision Support Tool for Developing Reference Levels for REDD+ (... read more →