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On this page, you can find resources and tools to help in the design and implementation of LEDS. These include case studies, policy guides, manuals, research papers, training resources and webinars all from a wide range of sources. They are listed in chronological order, starting with the most recent at the top.

You can filter the resources by regions and working groups and sub-themes in the filter below. For ease of reference, some key resources created by LEDS GP working groups are also collated under working group pages.

Featured LEDS GP toolkits:

Development impact assessment toolkit

Energy toolkit

Transport toolkit

Resource guide for NDC finance

If there is a resource that you think should be included in our list, please email us at secretariat@ledsgp.org.

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Accuracy assessment for forest and land use maps From 1990 to 2010, Viet Nam

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 [more]…

LEAF technical guidance series: Guidance on low emission land use planning

Land use planning combines the scientific disciplines of ecology, economics and social sciences in an effort to meet current and future societal needs for the utilization and conservation of land [more]…

LEAF technical guidance series: Module C-CS: Calculations 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+. It provides the methods [more]…

LEAF 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 [more]…

LEAF technical guidance series: Forest degradation guidance and decision support tool

Deforestation has been the primary focus of REDD+ efforts to date for a number of reasons, chiefly because it causes the majority of emissions from the forest sector and methods [more]…

REDD+ Database

The REDD+ database aims to make information on Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) preparedness activities and projects available in a succinct manner to forest stakeholders and other interested groups, [more]…

REDD Countries

REDD Countries is a searchable database where users can find information and analysis on Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) readiness in 28 tropical forest countries. Through in-country visits to interview [more]…

Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit

The Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit is a globally applicable resource designed to help financial institutions support the management of forest resources through sustainable and legal timber production and processing, and markets [more]…

CRiSTAL Forests - Community-based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation and Livelihoods focus on forests and ecosystems

The Community-based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation and Livelihoods focus on forests and ecosystems (CRiSTAL Forests) is a decision-support tool that helps project planners and managers design activities that support adaptation to [more]…

Agriculture and Land use National GHG Inventory and mitigation analysis software tool (ALU)

The Agriculture and Land Use Greenhouse Gas Inventory (ALU) software guides an inventory compiler through the process of estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals related to agricultural and forestry activities. [more]…

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