Global Database on REDD+ projects and programs

ID-RECCO is a database developed in 2014 by CIFOR, Climate Economics Chair (Paris-Dauphine university, France), CIRAD and IFRI (University of Michigan, United States). It aims at improving knowledge on REDD+ projects and programs by centralizing data on REDD+ projects, with more than 110 variables per project/program, and organizing these data in a format adapted to research purposes and global analyses. CIFOR has hosted this database since 2018. It was last updated in Dec 2020, with another update scheduled for 2022.


CarboScen is a relatively simple bookkeeping tool to compute carbon stocks for scenarios and to compare their values in landscapes with forests and other land use types. Valuing future carbon stocks is not trivial, even if timing of land use change and equilibrium carbon stocks in land uses are known. Firstly, due to variation in the rate of change of carbon stocks after a land use change and secondly because, in most situations, near future is more important than distant future.

REDD+ Cost Model

The REDD+ Cost Model standardizes the collection, categorization and analysis of budget data on REDD+ initiatives. With the understanding that REDD+ is more complex and expensive than initially thought, the tool aids in the comparison of costs across different interventions and sites, and is helpful to researchers and analysts who want to estimate the implementation cost of REDD+ projects.

Knowledge tree

The REDD+ Benefit Sharing Knowledge Tree was developed as part of the CIFOR project “Opportunities and challenges to developing REDD+ benefit sharing mechanisms in developing countries” funded by the European Union. This project builds on CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+.

The Indonesian National Carbon Accounting System (INCAS)

The INCAS is a systematic approach for Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of GHG emissions, including for REDD+ activities. It is also designed to support Indonesia’s broader requirements under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These include GHG reporting for the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sectors, and tracking progress against the country’s emissions reduction targets.

Indonesian Peatland Network (IPN) Toolbox

This toolbox is a collection of lecture materials in PowerPoint aimed to understand the challenges and opportunities of peatlands in Indonesia and its relation to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

SWAMP Toolbox

The Sustainable Wetlands for Mitigation and Adaptation Program (SWAMP) Toolbox has been developed to guide users in understanding the importance of wetlands ecosystems as carbon reservoirs for climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. The scope of the toolbox ranges from global to national and local perspectives.

Forests Climate Change Toolbox

This Forests and Climate Change Toolbox has been developed to build understanding and technical proficiency on issues of climate change and forests including mitigation, adaptation, carbon accounting and markets, and biofuels.


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