Implications of REDD baseline methods for different country circumstances during an initial performance period

The approach to determine national baselines for measuring reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) has emerged as central to negotiations over a REDD mechanism in a post- Kyoto policy framework. The baseline approach is critical to the success of a REDD mechanism because it affects the quantity, credibility, and equity of credits generated from efforts to reduce forest carbon emissions.