FAO/UN-REDD Programme Collaborates on Draft Protocol for Measuring and Assessing Forest Carbon
September 2009: Gill Petrokofsky, FAO/UN-REDD Programme, and external experts have produced a draft protocol for a project aimed at comparing methods for the measurement and assessment of carbon stocks and carbon stock changes in terrestrial carbon pools.
The project will systematically analyze literature on methods for carbon measurement using an evidence-based process. It is hoped that the project will lend scientific credibility to the guidance given to countries participating in a future REDD mechanism.
The UN-REDD Programme is a collaborative partnership between the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP). [The draft protocol][Project website]