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]

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Since 1996, the IPCC has published the methodological guidance that countries have agreed to use in estimating GHGIs for reporting to the UNFCCC and the KP. Table 1 summarizes the methodological guidance introduced by IPCC since 1996, covering all sectors including those related to land use.

Table 1: Versions of IPCC guidance

IPCC Guidance Document
First guidelines agreed for use under the UNFCCC
Provides good practice guidance in implementing the 1996 Revised Guidelines. Covers all sectors except land use, land-use change and forestry. Introduces the definition of good practice – retained by all subsequent guidance and guidelines.
Extends good practice guidance to include land use, land-use change and forestry.
Consolidates and updates previous guidance. Uses the same methodological framework as GPG2003. Combines agriculture and land use into a single sector (Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Uses or AFOLU).
Fills gaps and extends the 2006GL and updates emission/removal factors including on wetlands and drained soils
Provides guidance in support of the LULUCF accounting rules agreed for LULUCF for the second commitment period of the KP