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
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