Forestry Assessment Guide

Sectors and Themes
Forestry and Other Land Use
Scale
National
Sub-national
Expertise Level
Practitioner
Specialist
Resource Type
Guidance and Frameworks
Language
English
Developer or Source
Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT)

Forests play a large role in global climate change. Their overuse, deforestation, and degradation can lead to emissions, but forests can also be sustainably managed. Restored and intact forests can even sequester carbon, reducing overall emissions.

The Forestry Methodology helps policymakers assess the impacts of forest policies to ensure that they are effective in mitigating GHG emissions, and helping countries meet their sectoral targets and national commitments. The document provides methodological guidance for assessing the GHG impacts of forest policies that increase carbon sequestration and/or reduce GHG emissions from afforestation and/or reforestation, sustainable forest management and avoided deforestation and/or degradation.

Find more resources

Similar Tools (54)