Uncertainty [MGD Sections]

UNFCCC decisions and requirements
IPCC good practice guidance
Relationship to UNFCCC
GHGI coverage, approaches, methods and tiers
Design decisions relevant to national forest monitoring systems
Land cover, land use and stratification
Forest reference emission levels and forest reference levels
Quality assurance and quality control
Guiding principles – Requirements and design decisions
Estimation methods for REDD+ activities
Integration frameworks for estimating emission and removals
Selecting an integration framework
Activity data x emission/removal factor tools
Fully integrated tools
Practical considerations in choosing an integration tool
Guiding principles – Methods and approaches
Remote sensing observations
Coarse resolution optical data
Medium resolution optical data
High resolution optical data
L-band Synthetic aperture radar
C-band and X-band SAR
Global forest cover change datasets
Ground-based observations
National forest inventories
Auxiliary data
Guiding principles – Remote sensing and ground-based observations
Activity data
Methods for estimating activity data
Maps of forest/non-forest, land use, or forest stratification
Detecting areas of change
Additional map products from remote sensing
Estimating uncertainty of area and change in area
Estimating total emissions/removals and its uncertainty
REDD+ requirements and procedures
Reporting forest reference emission levels and forest reference levels
Technical assessment of forest reference emission levels and forest reference levels
Reporting results of REDD+ activities
Technical analysis of the REDD+ annex to the BUR
Additional advice on REDD+ reporting and verification
Guiding Principles – Reporting and verification of emissions and removals
Financial considerations
Country examples – Tier 3 integration
Use of global forest change map data
Relative efficiencies
Developing and using allometric models to estimate biomass

Record Keeping [MGD Sections]

Integration + Estimation [MGD Sections]

Ground Based Observations [MGD Sections]

1.5   Guiding principles – Institutional arrangements Previous topic Parent topic Child topic Next topic

  • The important elements of a well-functioning institutional system are considered to be:(1)
    • a solid, sustainable network of institutions with the necessary range of expertise
    • clearly documented roles and responsibilities with a single body assigned for overall coordination
    • mechanisms for communication and exchange of information between central; and local, state, or provincial level agencies
    • continuity of staff and succession planning
    • high level of engagement and acceptance amongst the participating stakeholders.
  • A long-term vision through strategic planning supported by adequate budgets should be established to support the development and ongoing monitoring, measurement, reporting and verification requirements of REDD+.
  • Planning, preparation, documentation and archiving, compilation of reports, national consultation, assessment, approval, submission and continual improvement are MRV functions that require effective and documented institutional arrangements.
  • Institutional arrangements established under REDD+ can also support broader reporting for the LULUCF sector, as well as greenhouse gas inventories for Biennial Update Reports.

These general principles were adapted from Gonzanlez Miguez, 2012; UNFCCC, 2013.For further discussion on institutional setup and case studies see: MAPT National GHG Inventory Case Study Series. Opens in new window