REDD+ projects often need more rigorous monitoring

A recent study by scientists at the Center for International Forestry Research in Indonesia and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, published in Environmental Research Letters (ERL), has found that half of the 20 sampled climate change mitigation (REDD+) projects do not have adequate capacity to monitor, report and verify (MRV) emissions and removals of carbon at their project sites in Brazil, Peru, Cameroon, Tanzania, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Full Paper Environmental Research Letters, Volume 8, Number 3 by Shijo Joseph, Martin Herold, William D Sunderlin and Louis V Verchot:

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One Response to REDD+ projects often need more rigorous monitoring

  1. Ste Kenwright says:

    Clearly, projects such as Mikoko Pamoja have benefited from close working relationships between local and international scientists in assessing the situation and setting up the project goals. A similarly rigorous approach is surely even more important as the scale and impact of projects gets bigger and thus there is both more incentive for political concerns to intrude and more potential for ecological damage rather than enhancement to result.