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LEAF 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 national forest monitoring system implementation and reference level/reference emission level 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 regional government technical staff and partners assigned to the design and implementation of the technical components of national and subnational REDD+ programs. The document is also designed to provide technical guidance to potential project developers and implementers of REDD+ interventions.

The full guidance series provides information on the technical requirements for establishing a national forest monitoring system to produce the data and information inputs that will be used to establish the reference level/reference emission level and that will feed into the MRV system. The guidance series is divided into multiple modules describing different steps and technical components required to establish the national forest monitoring system and estimate historical emissions to develop the reference level/reference emission level. Each module describe, in a step-wise manner, the good practice guidance needed to produce transparent, complete, comparable, and consistent estimates of gross and net emissions with low uncertainties based on use of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) framework methodologies.

Download the framework document here: LEAF Technical guidance series: Framework document


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