Training Kit on Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication
The Training Kit has been developed with the objective "to support the spread of 'good practice' in generating, managing, analysing and communicating community spatial information".Widespread use of the Training Kit, available online and on DVD, is expected to:ensure that indigenous and marginalised communities participate in documenting, representing and communicating their spatial knowledge and land-related issues, while taking control over the processes involved. This would:add value and...
MRV Tool for Forest Carbon Management and Mitigation
This toolbox supports an organization’s needs for developing, managing and reporting carbon projects at the national or project level. It provides an enterprise-wide solution of on-line tools for planning and implementing national forest inventory for carbon, development and management of carbon projects across all of your organization’s offices and units, and enterprise training and capacity-building. The Toolbox supports planning, tasking and implementation, and its distributed web-enabled...
Anti-Corruption Resource Centre - REDD Integrity
This U4 Theme Page will help you, among other things, to:Understand the ways in which REDD schemes are at risk from corruptionAppreciate how REDD is evolving in countries with well-documented histories of forest sector corruptionLearn about initiatives and tools that aim to minimise corruption risks in relation to REDDU4's REDD Integrity theme is funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).
REDD+ and Agriculture Web Resource
There are a growing number of organisations, academics, publications and projects seeking to understand and address the links between deforestation and agriculture. The International Sustainability Unit (ISU) has itself commissioned a series of studies intended to address how the increasing demand for certain commodities could be met without further deforestation, and how REDD+ finance and policy frameworks could assist the agricultural sector transition from business-as-usual to sustainable...
The purpose of the IGES REDD+ Online database is to make information on REDD+ negotiations, readiness activities and projects available in a succinct manner for discussion, learning and analysis. The REDD+ Online Database provides National REDD+ System Reviews, REDD+ Project Profiles, a REDD+ Project Matrix and International REDD+ Event Briefs. The Project Profiles are constructed from material provided by the proponents, and key elements are presented in the REDD+ Project Matrix for easy...
Evaluating socio-economic equity of REDD+ in a rights-based approach: Rapid equity appraisal matrix
The success or failure of REDD+ will be determined not only by carbon emission reductions but also by equity for local communities and indigenous peoples. We have developed a methodology, the rapid equity appraisal matrix (REAM), for evaluating the equity capacity of REDD+ projects and stakeholders. REAM consists of three axes: a REDD+ project axis, a stakeholder axis, and an indicator axis. A systematic literature review was employed to establish ten indicators as minimum requirements for REDD...
Forest Carbon Asia Standards & Verification
In response to the upcoming international REDD+ mechanism that calls for national level forest carbon accounting and implementation of numerous safeguards; programmatic, jurisdictional and nested standards and approaches are being developed. This update provides a summary of these evolving programmatic and jurisdictional standards; as well as a continued update on developments under project-level standards over the last two months. Please see FCA Briefs No.3 and No.5 for earlier standards...
REDD Financial Feasibility Assessment Tool
The SOCIALCARBON, together with CCBA, have developed a tool for evaluating the financial feasibility of REDD projects. This tool is not a requirement of the Standards, but is intended to help project developers to design projects that are likely to be financially viable. This tool can be used for any REDD project.
Tool for Afforestation and Reforestation Approved Methodologies (TARAM)
This tool for Afforestation and Reforestation Approved Methodologies under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was developed by BioCF and CATIE.
JIFor Carbon Revenue Tool
This tool was developed to allow for the calculation and comparison of carbon revenues generated by afforestation/reforestation carbon projects under different forest carbon schemes. These schemes are tCERs, lCERs and VCUs. The Calculation of carbon revenues is based on the ex-ante estimate of the project's carbon sequestration. The tool focuses on more experienced forest carbon project developers who are familiar with the UNFCCC- and VCS aspects of forest carbon credits.