LEAF Decision Support Tool for Developing Reference Levels for REDD+



The LEAF (Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests) website includes a variety of resources (by topic, type or country) and tools related to technical capacity building focused on REDD+, climate change mitigation, gender mainstreaming, and policy and market incentives for improved forest management and land-use planning in Asia. 

This document is a draft methodological framework to help FCPF countries enhance their near term capacity for producing RLs/RELs as part of their eventual REDD+ Readiness Packages. The Readiness Packages are essentially summaries of countries’ efforts to achieve REDD+ Readiness after implementing the studies laid out in their R-PPs. This framework will serve as a guide to assist countries in understanding the steps needed to develop RLs, including what key decisions need to be made to start the process, what methods and data should be used, how to project the historic emissions estimate into the future, and what approaches are already available for developing RL/RELs.


Harris, Nancy
Pearson, Timothy
Brown, Sandra
Andrasko, Ken
Lotsch, Alex
Kapp, Gerald