Issues Papers for the Methodological Framework

Development of the Methodological Framework of the FCPF Carbon Fund: Matrix of Issue Papers and the Corresponding Topics (as of October 21, 2013)

The FMT commissioned the development of this series of over a dozen topic-specific Discussion Papers (also known as “Issue Papers”) to serve as a common starting point for discussion on the Methodological Framework. The Papers were circulated January-April 2013 to Carbon Fund Participants and to over 100 experts who participated in REDD+ Design Forums which channeled input into the Methodological Framework.   For each topic, the corresponding Issue Paper first presents background research and major approaches, and then suggests initial thinking on how to translate that topic into the context of the Methodological Framework of the Carbon Fund.  These papers are a work product of independent consultants, managed and revised by the FCPF Facility Management Team and World Bank staff, and do not reflect the opinion of the World Bank.

Because each paper presents a wide range of options and were developed at the beginning of the MF development process, some of the original drafts do not capture the discussions leading to the September 5, 2013 Draft MF.   In such cases, the FMT has added an introductory chapter to each issue paper during August 2013 entitled “FMT Update.” This aims to identify further approaches and considerations that emerged since the original paper, though it is not a summary of formal deliberations.  These Issue Papers reflect important context and options for the Carbon Fund of the FCPF and also contain useful information and considerations for policymakers and others designing REDD+ frameworks.

Paper Number Topic PDF
Issue Paper #1 General Approach View
Issue Paper #2 Scale and Scope View
Issue Paper #3 Reference Levels

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Issue Paper #4 MRV Design View
Issue Paper #5 Displacement (Leakage) View
Issue Paper #6 Risk of Reversal (Permanence) View
Issue Paper #7 Safeguards View
Issue Paper #8 Feedback and Grievance Redress Mechanism View
Issue Paper #9 Benefit Sharing View
Issue Paper #10 Non-Carbon Benefits View
Issue Paper #11 Carbon Rights/Transfer of Emissions Reductions for the Carbon Fund of FCPF View
Issue Paper #12 REDD+ Registry Systems for the Carbon Fund View
Issue Paper #13 Operational and Financial Planning for FCPF Emission Reduction Programs View

 

Submissions received by the FMT (as of February 5, 2013)

Topics covered in the Submission

Submissions

European Commission

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Germany

General approach to MF, Reference Levels, MRV, Diplacement of emissions

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Germany

Safeguards, Benefit Sharing, non-carbon benefits

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l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Reference Levels, MRV, Diplacement of emissions, Safeguards, Benefit Sharing

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Switzerland

Reference Levels and additionality

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The United States

All

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The Nature Conservancy

All

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International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy (IINAS)

All

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Servicios Ecosistemicos Peru & Nature Services Peru

Benefit sharing

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Environmental Investigation Agency, Bank Information Center, Center for International Environmental Law

Safeguards (Transparency and Access to Information)

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Center for Global Development

Reference Levels and MRV

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Individual (Dr. Christoph Kleinn)

MRV

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WWF

Reference levels

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Wildlife Works

All

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Environmental Accounting Services (EAS)

General Approach for MF

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Indian Law Resource Center

Safeguards, Benefit Sharing

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Norway

Reference Levels, MRV

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Environmental Defense Fund

Benefit sharing

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ClientEarth

Safeguards

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WRI

Safeguards, Benefit Sharing

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Rain Forest Foundation Norway

Benefit Sharing (Non-carbon values)

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As part of the development of the Methodological Framework of the Carbon Fund, the FCPF called for submission of short papers from any organization or individual on how design issues could be best addressed.

Call for short submissions by December 20, 2012 on one or all of the following issue paper topics