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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  • Well defined requirements and associated design decisions underpin the creation of a national forest monitoring and reporting system and should:
    • reflect decisions of the UNFCCC COP in setting the scope of REDD+ activities and the overall policy framework;
    • be consistent with methodological guidance developed by IPCC for greenhouse gas inventories for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals; and reflect efficient use of existing institutions and frameworks to minimize establishment and operational costs.
  • National Forest Monitoring Systems (NFMS) should build on existing systems to make effective use of resources and provide data that are transparent and consistent over time and suitable for Measurement Reporting and Verification including some or all of the following design decisions:
    • data collection, analysis, QA/QC and archiving processes
    • forest definition and stratification descriptions to enable land use/land cover reporting
    • consistency between reference levels, REDD+ reporting and GHGI reporting