UNFCCC Accounting for Forests: What’s in and what’s out of NDCs and REDD+

This policy brief seeks to explain how forests are represented in GHG inventories, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and REDD+ reference levels.  It includes information on:

  • Differences on how forests are reported in GHG inventories from how they are accounted in NDCs and REDD+
  • How forests are accounted within NDCs including how comprehensive their coverage is and issues around transparency in counting mitigation performance
  • How countries are measuring REDD+ performance, including a snapshot of the scope of forest fluxes in current REDD+ reference levels

Suggested citation:
Lee, D. and Sanz, M.J. (2017).  UNFCCC Accounting for Forests: What’s in and what’s out of NDCs and REDD+.

For more information:
More information on mitigation in the forest and land use sector available at GHGForestFluxes.com