Lao PDR submitted its initial Forest Reference Emission Level/Forest Reference Level (FREL/FRL) on 8 January 2018, and the modified version was submitted in October 2018. The technical assessment completed in January 2019 and all the information are published in the UNFCCC REDD+ web platform 1.
This report presents the REDD+ results achieved by Lao PDR for the period of 2015-2018. The REDD+ results is measured in full consistency with the FREL/FRL in methodology and scope, by using updated data. As a result, the REDD+ results for the period of 2015 2018 is 12,805,253 tCO2e for reduced emissions and 1,873,301 tCO2e for increased removals respectively over 4 years. For the benefit of the readers, comparison of the scope and methodologies between the FREL/FRL and the REDD+ results are summarized in Table 2 below. Where the methodology used for the estimation of REDD+ results was consistent with that of the FREL/FRL, “Same” is injected to indicate methodological consistency.
Lao PDR 1st National REDD+ Results Report for REDD+ Results-Based-Payment under UNFCCC