From Reference Levels to Results: REDD+ Reporting by Countries – 2022 Update
The Paris Agreement, the legally binding international treaty on climate change, calls for action on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), conservation and the sustainable management of forests in developing countries. Developing countries that are achieving REDD+ results could be awarded results-based payments (RBPs). These can come from sources such as the Green Climate Fund’s RBPs Pilot Programme and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility’s Carbon Fund.
This report provides an overview of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) modalities for REDD+ reporting. Including measurement and verification procedures for those looking to access RBPs. It provides a breakdown of recent developments and tools specifically focused on jurisdictional REDD+ (JREDD+) such as the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions’ – The REDD+ Environmental Excellence Standard (ARTTREES) and Verra’s Jurisdictional and Nested REDD standard.
This report aims to inform countries and other stakeholders that have an interest in achieving financing from forests, under different national and subnational REDD+ reporting processes and schemes. Within the report, there are case studies describing how countries, such as Cambodia and Kenya, are using REDD+ reporting to improve their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). Which are the targets countries set for mitigating their greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.