Analysis of Approaches for REDD+ Verification
The first options assessment report in the series is, “Analysis of Approaches for REDD+ Verification.” Drafts of this report were reviewed through online and in-person consultations intended to encourage an exchange of ideas on approaches to verification among diverse stakeholders. Similar to previous options assessment report processes that Meridian Institute has facilitated, the REDD+ verification report was intended to help inform the REDD+ discussions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in this case at COP-19 in Warsaw, Poland. This work is being funded by the U.S. Department of State to help advance thinking by stakeholders in support of the REDD+ negotiations. However, the views expressed in the paper are solely those of the expert authors and are not in support of, nor reflecting, U.S. government positions.