VCS today released for public comment draft tools for jurisdiction-wide programs crediting activities that Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and enhance forest carbon stocks (REDD+). These tools provide additional guidance for implementing Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) programs.
The Tool for the Estimation of Jurisdictional Leakage in VCS JNR Programs provides a step-by-step approach for jurisdictional programs to address leakage due to activity shifting, market and deforestation-to-degradation leakage.
The Jurisdictional Non-Permanence Risk Tool sets out procedures to account for natural events such as fire and pests as well as other economic and political risks to the carbon stored within the jurisdiction.
The JNR Leakage and Non-Permanence Risk Tools were developed with input from working groups of practitioners and technical experts from around the world. See the working group members