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    From reference levels to results reporting: REDD+ under the UNFCCC 2017
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    For well over a decade, developing countries have been encouraged to undertake activities in their forestry sectors that are designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also working to conserve, enhance and sustainably manage forest carbon stocks. These activities are known collectively as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), which was established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). More recently, these actions were con firmed by the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, which entered into force in 2016, as a core element of a new global climate change regime. Under this regime, governments have agreed on policy approaches and positive incentives for activities that reduce GHG emissions and enhance carbon sinks in the forest sector in developing countries. Countries have been supported in their REDD+ efforts by organizations including United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), which has spe cialized in assisting the development of measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) capabilities – crucial to the REDD+ process. This flyer provides an update of developments related to the MRV of REDD+ activities, as well as updating activities related to countries’ submissions of Forest Reference (Emission) Levels (FRELs/FRLs). This report will also summarize experiences with the technical assessment process as of early 2017 and offer an overview of initial REDD+ results reporting and tec hnical analyses of those reports.
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    From reference levels to results reporting – REDD+ under the UNFCCC 2017
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    For well over a decade, developing countries have been encouraged to undertake activities in their forest sectors that are designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also working to conserve, enhance and sustainably manage forest carbon stocks. These activities are known collectively as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+), which was established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This publicatio n provides a status report on progress and achievements related to the MRV of REDD+ activities, as well as an update on activities related to countries’ submissions of their Forest Reference (Emission) Levels (FRELs/FRLs). The report also summarizes experiences with the technical assessment process, as of early 2017, and offers an overview of initial REDD+ results reporting and technical analyses of those reports. Highlights of this report include measures that show a strong uptake of FREL/FRLs among tropical forest countries. FREL/FRLs which have already been submitted involve many of the countries with the largest forest areas, and cover vast amounts of emissions from their forest sectors. There is also progress in areas that are not as easy to quantify: for example, an unprecedented level of transparency has been achieved concerning countries’ forest-sector data and information, thanks to data reporting in the context of REDD+.
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    From reference levels to results reporting: REDD+ under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
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    This report provides an update on forest reference (emission) levels (FREL/FRLs) and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) results submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and relevant developments under the Green Climate Fund concerning REDD+ results-based payments. It illustrates the choices countries have made when constructing their FREL/FRLs and areas for improvement identified during technical assessments. As of early July 2019, the following REDD+ measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) milestones had been achieved: 39 countries had submitted 45 FREL/FRLs to the UNFCCC for technical assessment; 8 countries had reported REDD+ results to the UNFCCC through ten submissions (in the REDD+ technical annex of their biennial update reports), totalling more than 8 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) in emission reductions. Two funding proposals (Brazil and Ecuador) for REDD+ results-based payments had been approved by the Green Climate Fund. The aim of this paper is to inform countries about recent developments in the MRV of REDD+ activities under the UNFCCC. Certain developments are detailed out in the report, such as progress in uncertainty reporting and methods used to assess deforestation. Such information can help countries to learn from each other’s experiences and thus facilitate South–South knowledge exchange on REDD+.

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