This report provides an analysis of REDD+ project standards against expectations and principles set by the BMUB/IKI and Germanwatch. atmosfair contributed to this report with its experience in the field of MRV and climate integrity of offset projects. The goal of the report is to provide a clear underlying guidance for the use of one or several REDD+ standards for use by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the BMUB and beyond.
Whereas REDD+ standards consist generally i.a. of principles, processes and rules for the projects, the actual implementation of REDD+ projects may differ from these. The implementation of projects is however beyond the scope and thus not part of the study at hand.
Apart from the analysis, below you may download a brief paper with recommendations and a guideline for IKI REDD+ projects.
Lars Schmidt & Kristin Gerber