Reference levels are the yard stick against which the achievements of Kenya on implementing REDD+ will be measured. Their construction is critical as it determines to a large extent how Kenya will be compensated for its efforts. Properly constructed reference levels will provide security to the international community that Kenya’s efforts in reducing the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere are genuine, thereby raising the attractiveness of supporting Kenya’s REDD+ efforts.
Reference levels should be transparent, taking into account historic data and be flexible so as to accommodate national circumstances and capabilities, while pursuing environmental integrity and avoiding perverse incentives. cialisfrance24.com Developing country Parties implementing REDD+ can use a stepwise approach to construct reference levels, incorporating better data, improved methodologies and, where appropriate, additional pools. They should also update their reference level periodically, taking into account new knowledge, new trends and any modification of scope and methodologies.