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To measure the success of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation), it is crucial to first set baseline emissions from which the reduction can be measured in each project or region. In this presentation, Fabiano Godoy from Conservation International shared experiences with applying the VCS VM0015 model in the Alto Mayo protected forest of Peru in order to set baseline emissions.
Fabiano Godoy gave this presentation on 8 March 2012 at a workshop organised by CIFOR, ‘Measurement, Reporting and Verification in Latin American REDD+ Projects’, held in Petropolis, Brazil. Credible baseline setting and accurate and transparent Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of results are key conditions for successful REDD+ projects. The workshop aimed to explore important advances, challenges, pitfalls, and innovations in REDD+ methods — thereby moving towards overcoming barriers to meeting MRV requirements at REDD+ project sites in two of the Amazon’s most important REDD+ candidate countries, Peru and Brazil. For further information about the workshop, please contact Shijo Joseph via s.joseph (at) cgiar.org