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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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Forestry and poverty data in Viet Nam: status, gaps, and potential uses

This report, Forestry and poverty data in Viet Nam: status, gaps, and potential uses, presents a synthesis of the data compilation and a discussion of the data based on the work [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]…

Participatory carbon monitoring: operational guidance for national REDD+ carbon accounting

This operational guidance document describes the potential benefits and limitations of participatory carbon monitoring (PCM), as well as the roles and key functions of stakeholder groups in PCM for national [more]…

CRiSTAL Forests user manual

The CRiSTAL Forests user manual provides a guide to using the Community-based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation and Livelihoods focus on forests and ecosystems (CRiSTAL Forests) While climate variability and change [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]…

Climate change, contagion and conservation: valuing services and evaluating policies in Brazil via applied CGE

This paper develops a case study for Brazil to illustrate how econometric estimation can be combined with computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling to estimate ecosystem values associated with climate change and [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]…

LEAF 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 [more]…

LEAF technical guidance series: Activity Data for deforestation

This tool 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 [more]…

Gender mainstreaming strategy and checklist

Women and men, owning to their gendered responsibilities, possess unique knowledge-sets about forest resources. This knowledge can be applied to achieving successful sustainable forest management. Accrediting this unique knowledge provides [more]…

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