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INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE INITIATIVE
Regional project Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries

Methodology development for MRV and Reference Level for REDD+ in Vanuatu

April 2012

SPC / GIZ Regional REDD+ Project

MRV/REL Methodology Vanuatu

Report prepared by Jörg Seifert-Granzin Email: jseifert@mesa-consult.com and Björn Hecht Email: bjoern.hecht@giz.de

On behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project “Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries” P.O. Box 14041, SUVA, Fiji e-mail: karl-peter.kirsch-jung@giz.de

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Contents
Contents...........................................................................................................................................3 Glossary............................................................................................................................................4 1. Introduction...............................................................................................................................6 2. Defining REL/MRV......................................................................................................................7 3. Methodology for developing a national Reference Emission Level/Reference Level................8 4. Measuring, Reporting, Verifying Carbon Emissions.................................................................10 References……………………………........................................................................................................12 Annex 1 – R-PP Component 3: Develop a Reference Level............................................................15 Annex 2 – R-PP Component 4 a: Emissions and Removals.............................................................22

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Glossary
A/R AWG-KP AWG-LCA BACI BAU BMU CCBA CCBS CDM COP DoL DARD DEPC DoF EFCS EO FAO FCPF FRA FPIC GHG GIZ GOFC-GOLD HOFS IPCC JNRI LULUCF MAQFF MAR-SFM MMU Afforestation and reforestation Ad-hoc Working Group on Further Commitments of Annex I Parties under the Kyoto-Protocol Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action 'Before-After-Control-Intervention' model Business as Usual German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards Clean Development Mechanism Conference of Parties Department of Lands Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation Vanuatu Department of Forestry Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks Earth Observation United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Forest Resources Assessment Free, prior, and informed consent Greenhouse Gas Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics Heads of Forestry Services Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Jurisdictional and Nested REDD Initiative Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry Ministry of Agriculture, Quarantine, Forestry and Fisheries Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting for Sustainable Forest Management Minimum mapping unit page 4 of 27

SPC / GIZ Regional REDD+ Project MRV NACCC NAMA NTFPs ORI PIC PNG REDD+

MRV/REL Methodology Vanuatu

Measuring, Reporting and Verifying greenhouse gas emissions Vanuatu National Advisory Council on Climate Change National Appropriate Mitigation Action Non-timber forest products Orthorectified radar image Pacific Island Countries Papua New Guinea Reducing emissions form deforestation, forest degradation, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks Reference Emission Level Reference Emission Level Reduced Impact Logging Forest Reference Level Resources Management Units Readiness Plan Idea Note...
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