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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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Decision Support Tool: Integrated REDD+ accounting frameworks: Nested national approaches

This decision support tool from LEAF Asia provides overall guidance on establishing national-level REDD+ accounting frameworks within which project or subnational approaches are integrated. The tool complements information provided in [more]…

The Little REDD+ Book

The aim of the Little REDD+ Book is to help forest stakeholders to understand and compare current and future proposals in a consistent way in order to promote a consensus [more]…

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: principles and approaches for policy and project development

For the past two decades, many development cooperation agencies have been promoting a participatory approach to decision making in their programs. This has seen the emergence of many rich experiences, [more]…

Developing a National REDD+ Strategy

This training manual shares hands-on experiences from field programs and presents the essential practical and theoretical steps, methods and tools to estimate the opportunity costs of REDD+ at the national [more]…

Developing effective forest policy - a guide

The purpose of this guide, Developing effective forest policy, is to outline the concepts associated with forest policy development and the formulation of a formal forest policy statement, based on country [more]…

Estimating carbon supply curves for global forests and other land uses

This study develops cumulative carbon “supply curves” for global forests utilizing an dynamic timber supply model for sequestration of forest carbon. Because the period of concern is the next century, [more]…

Rethinking forest partnerships and benefit sharing

This study, Rethinking forest partnerships and benefit sharing, uses an evidence-based approach to provide insights into developing and maintaining collaborative arrangements in the forest sector. Forest-sector collaborative arrangements come in [more]…

What is needed to make REDD+ work on the ground? Lessons learned from pilot forest carbon initiatives

This paper analyzes the experience of 12 pilot forest carbon initiatives to provide preliminary insights into what will be needed to make REDD+ work on the ground. The pilot initiatives were taken [more]…

Poverty and forests linkages

This report, Poverty and forests linkages, presents an edited version of six case studies which document the important role of forests and natural resources in poverty reduction and livelihood security, focusing [more]…

Policy impacts on deforestation: lessons learned from past experiences to inform new initiatives

This report aims to provide lessons to inform US and international policymakers by analyzing dominant influences on deforestation and degradation. National and international efforts within the last few decades to [more]…

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