A functional MRV system, capable of estimating net emissions and removals against an REL, is a major step in REDD+ readiness. The IPCC (2006) put forth guidelines focused on activity data and emission factors, which are central to estimating emission reductions. Activity data reflect the area in which carbon changes occur over time, while emission factors reflect changes in carbon stock densities per unit area. Activity data are generally produced by repeated measurements from a remote-sensing platform, while emission factors are estimated by ground measurements of carbon and noncarbon GHGs.
Topic: REDD+, climate change
Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2014
Source: E.O. Sills, S. Atmadja, Sassi, C. de A.E. Duchelle, D. Kweka, I.A.P. Resosudarmo, W.D. Sunderlin, (eds.) REDD+ on the ground: A case book of subnational initiatives across the globe. 22-23Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.