Search Standards by Topic
Carbon Accounting: Activity Data
Activity data may be derived from remote sensing data or from verifiable ground-derived data. Where activity data are sourced from remote sensing, area estimates and confidence intervals must be reported. Good practice includes development of a sampling, response, and analysis design. The focus under TREES is the GHG associated with land cover changes; however, for deforestation, land use change is the emphasis. Temporal dynamics of land use and land cover change must be considered to avoid the possibility of double counting.
California Tropical Forest Standard
The Sector Plan must include a description of the mapping data, and how it is transparent, spatially explicit, and high quality, using remote sensing technology that has been calibrated to the implementing jurisdiction against ground-level measurements from within the jurisdiction.
FCPF Carbon Fund
Activity data are determined periodically, at least twice during the Term of the Emission Reduction Payment Agreement (ERPA), and allow for Emission Reductions to be estimated from the beginning of the Term of the ERPA. Deforestation is determined using IPCC Approach 3. Other sinks and sources such as degradation may be determined using indirect methods such as survey data, proxies derived from landscape ecology, or statistical data on timber harvesting and regrowth if no direct methods are available.
Green Climate Fund REDD+ Pilot
No additional provision to the UNFCCC decisions for REDD+.
Joint Crediting Mechanism
To be defined in the methodology approved by the Joint Committee.
UNFCCC REDD+ Framework
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.
Verra's Jurisdictional Nested REDD+
Area measurements shall be undertaken through remote sensing, using either maps or area sampling approaches. When mapping, the maps shall include deforestation and forest degradation. A bias correction shall be made to the area estimates based on the accuracy assessment and using standard best practice methods. Activity data estimation shall result in mean area estimates for the land-use transitions between land-use (sub) strata over the historical reference period.
Compare Standards Disclaimer
The information presented when comparing Standards is not comprehensive and does not include all details pertaining to that specific topic as included in the REDD+ Standards. This feature is meant to provide key information related to specific topics, however, users are encouraged to review the full version of the Standards for all relevant information.