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]

2.3   Design decisions relevant to national forest monitoring systems Previous topic Parent topic Child topic Next topic

NFMS are established by countries for forest monitoring. Their characteristics in the context of REDD+ activities are described in decisions 4/CP.15 Opens in new window and 11/CP.19 Opens in new window. They should build on existing systems and provide data that are transparent and consistent over time and suitable for MRV. NFMS functions may therefore include data collection, analysis and archiving. NFMS functions will depend on national circumstances, and also could include working with national policy makers to help decide the REDD+ activities under consideration, the associated data requirements, identifying existing data and any data acquisition needs. The MGD assumes that NFMS would include engagement with a range of stakeholders including national authorities with responsibilities for forest land(1), agencies responsible for collecting national data such as the NFI, census information, agencies responsible for estimating forest-related emissions and removals for the national GHGI, and possibly stakeholder representatives including community representatives and the private sector. In performing their functions, NFMS are likely to address some or all of the design decisions covered in the following sections.

Such agencies could include those responsible for Forestry, Agriculture, and Environment.