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
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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
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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]

5.2.2   Dead wood and litter pools Previous topic Parent topic Child topic Next topic

Tables 3.2.1 and Table 3.2.2 in GPG2003 Opens in new window(1) provide some default data on the deadwood and litter pools. For the purposes of REDD+ estimation, emissions and removals associated with REDD+ activities, carbon stock changes within these pools need to be obtained by sampling, ideally from the same sampling sites established for biomass estimation. If methods for estimating these pools are not already established, e.g. via a NFI, countries could apply the methods set out by the UNFCCC for use with afforestation and reforestation projects under the Clean Development Mechanism(2).Tier 3 methods utilise mass-balance models that encompass all carbon pools including the deadwood and litter pools as well as the movements between all pools (Box 11). In such cases countries would have models calibrated to develop estimates for the deadwood and litter pools consistent with their identified forest strata.

Estimation of carbon stocks and change in carbon stocks in dead wood and litter in A/R CDM project activities EB67 report, Annex 23 Opens in new window.