Partnerships for Forests forest carbon assessment methodology

The P4F method: a fast, flexible, desk-based approach to assessing carbon impact

Our carbon assessment methodology is designed to be quick, and easily applicable to different landscapes and project types in tropical forest regions. Rather than creating an alternative to certified voluntary standards or adding to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) achievements, we intended it to provide a reliable indicative assessment of the forest carbon impact of P4F-supported interventions.

There are two methodologies in the approach: one for avoided deforestation and one for reforestation. Both ex-ante (projections) and ex-post (observed) estimates can be made using the approach.

Our carbon assessment methodology is open-source: we hope other project developers and funds can use it to understand their performance.