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]

6.7   Guiding Principles – Reporting and verification of emissions and removals Previous topic Parent topic Child topic Next topic

  • Effective reporting and verification processes require establishment of national capacity and good communication between the national institutions involved.
  • Reporting and verification processes should aim for consistency in methodologies, definitions, comprehensiveness and the information provided between reported reference levels, results of the implementation of REDD+ activities and GHGI.
  • Transparent, consistent, complete (in the sense of allowing reconstruction) and accurate data and information should be provided as part of the UNFCCC technical assessment and technical analysis processes.
  • Sufficient information needs to be reported to enable third parties to be able to assess whether reporting requirements have been met.
  • Internal and external technical experts should be used to assess the quality of information reported as well as of the overall effectiveness of the MRV system.
  • Developing effective REDD+ reporting and verification can usefully be seen as part of a broader information system that supports sustainable development, and not simply as a necessity driven by COP decisions.