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
LIDAR
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]

6.4   Reporting results of REDD+ activities Previous topic Parent topic Child topic Next topic

According to decision 14/CP.19 Opens in new window, data and information relating to implementation of REDD+ activities should be provided through Biennial Update Reports (BUR) on a voluntary basis in the context of accessing results based payments. Parties seeking results-based payments, that have already completed the technical assessment of their FREL/FRL, are requested to submit a REDD+ technical annex to the BUR, which should present the data and information used in the estimation of anthropogenic forest-related emissions by sources and removals by sinks, forest carbon stocks, and forest carbon stock and forest-area changes compared on a consistent basis with the established and assessed FREL/FRL. Based on the requirements outlined in annex to decision 14/CP.19 Opens in new window, data and information provided in the REDD+ technical annex to the BUR are:
  1. Summary information from the final assessment report of each FREL/FRL, which includes the:
    1. assessed FREL/FRL expressed in tCO2eq per year
    2. REDD+ activity or activities included in the FREL/FRL
    3. territorial forest area covered
    4. date of the FREL/FRL submission and the date of the final technical assessment report
    5. period (in years) of the assessed FREL/FRL.
  2. Results in tCO2eq per year, consistent with the assessed FREL/FRL;
    1. Demonstration that the methodologies used to produce the results are consistent with those used to establish the assessed FREL/FRL
    2. A description of the national forest monitoring system (NFMS) and the institutional roles and responsibilities for MRV of the results
    3. Necessary information that allows for the reconstruction of the results
    4. A description of how the elements contained in decision 4/CP.15, paragraph 1 (c) Opens in new window(1) and (d)(2), have been taken into account.
Decision 14/CP.19, paragraph 11a Opens in new window requires that the methodologies, definitions, comprehensiveness and the information submitted to the technical analysis should be consistent with those submitted to the technical assessment of the FREL/FRL.
Countries may wish to note that in the case of subnational monitoring and reporting of REDD+ activities, decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 71 (c) Opens in new window (recalled by decision 14/CP.19 Opens in new window) requests monitoring and reporting on emissions displacement at the national level, if appropriate, as well as reporting on how displacement of emissions is being addressed, and on means of integration of subnational monitoring systems into the NFMS. In respect of 1(e) above the period referred to is presumably the period over which data were used to construct the FREL/FRL. Consistency as referred to in 3) above presumably entails that methodologies, data sources and assumptions submitted to the technical analysis should be the consistent with those submitted to the technical assessment. A more extensive discussion of technical terms related to FRELs and FRLs is presented in Chapter 2, Section 2.3.3.

 (1)
To use the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidance and guidelines, as adopted or encouraged by the Conference of the Parties, as appropriate, as a basis for estimating anthropogenic forest-related greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks, forest carbon stocks and forest area changes.
 (2)
To establish, according to national circumstances and capabilities, robust and transparent national forest monitoring systems and, if appropriate, subnational systems as part of national monitoring systems that:
  1. Use a combination of remote sensing and ground-based forest carbon inventory approaches for estimating, as appropriate, anthropogenic forest-related greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks, forest carbon stocks and forest area changes;
  2. Provide estimates that are transparent, consistent, as far as possible accurate, and that reduce uncertainties, taking into account national capabilities and capacities;
  1. Are transparent and their results are available and suitable for review as agreed by the COP;