About CI's Carbon Fund
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REDD+ Market: Sending Out an SOS
Near-Term REDD Credit Supply / Demand Imbalances Threatens to Undermine the Future of Avoided Deforestation Projects
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REDD+ Market Impact
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The future of a mechanism for REDD+ is currently under threat. A market imbalance will depress prices for REDD+ credits, cutting off finance to projects that have not only succeeded in reducing deforestation but are also delivering multiple social and environmental benefits. This would send a strong and worrying signal which would provide limited motivation to press ahead with the politically challenging, complex and long-term reforms needed for REDD+ to succeed.
REDD+ Feasibility Tool
This Excel tool was developed for use by project developers in order to help quickly and accurately assess a proposed site/region's potential for REDD+ development, including a detailed financial feasibility breakdown. The tool was developed with a user-friendly approach using a series of drop-down menus and questions, requiring very little carbon knowledge from project proponents beyond reasonable expectations of costs, historical deforestation, and probability of success. All carbon calculations are conducted by the tool using IPCC defaults and best-practice guidance developed by CI, with optimization and sensibility functions allowing for a testing of a variety of scenarios.
The tool consists of ten tabs that are used to input data and perform calculations: Instructions, Parameters, Carbon pools, Cost structure, Reductions, Financial, Sensitivity, Optimization, Summary, and Tables.
Project Developer’s Guidebook to VCS REDD Methodologies
Project Developer’s Guidebook to VCS REDD Methodologies, February 2013
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The purpose of this guidebook is to assist project developers in evaluating and selecting those VCS approved methodology(ies) that are best suited to account for the greenhouse gas benefits of their proposed REDD project activities. It contains a summary of VCS requirements applicable to all REDD projects and a detailed review of those REDD methodologies approved under the VCS at the time of writing. It also provides a number of tools for developers to compare the applicability conditions, accounting approaches, and resource requirements associated with each methodology, and suggestions for applying these methodologies in practice.
This guidebook is intended to be a living document that will be updated periodically to include new methodologies that are approved by the VCS.