Strengthening Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for REDD+

By Florence Bernard, Peter A. Minang on August 4, 2011

This paper explores the challenges and opportunities for the development of a robust measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system for REDD+ activities, and provides options for moving forward in both the negotiation and implementation of MRV for REDD+. 

IISD has partnered with the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins at the World Agroforestry Centre (ASB-ICRAF) to deliver a project that builds policy capacity in developing countries engaged in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, plus the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+). The project is funded by NORAD under its Climate and Forest Initiative 2010 civil society support program.

A draft of this paper was developed as an input to two regional workshops delivered by IISD and ASB-ICRAF. The workshops, "REDD+ after Cancun: Moving from Negotiation to Implementation," took place in Douala, Cameroon, May 10-12, 2011, and Hanoi, Vietnam, May 18-20, 2011. The development of the paper was informed by discussions of the REDD Development Dividend Task Force during a meeting held in January 2011 and was finalized following the May 2011 workshops to reflect input from participants and main messages from the workshops.

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Climate Change Mitigation
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IISD, 2011