Carbon Projects Supporting REDD+ Identifying and Optimizing Synergies

Carbon Projects Supporting REDD+ Identifying and Optimizing Synergies

KfW commissioned Climate Focus to analyse the synergies between reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) and carbon projects. REDD+ accounts for emissions reductions from a specific location from within a forest while carbon projects aim to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. Examples of the latter are energy efficiency or fuel switch projects but the study lists more project types that achieve REDD+ outcomes.
 
The study lists the carbon projects that are most effective in achieving REDD+ outcomes. The project types have been ranked according to their financial feasibility, robustness of reporting on REDD+ outcomes, technical feasibility and mitigation potential.
 
 

Release Date

June 2014

Authors

Jelmer Hoogzaad
Associate Senior Consultant
Franziska Haupt
Senior Land Use Consultant

Other Authors

Janis Hoberg