UN-REDD Panama Program

Published on 30 January 2012

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Start Date: 1 September 2011 | End Date: 30 April 2012


The overall objective of this Agreement is to produce a detailed estimation of the full opportunity costs of a REDD program in Panama for a range of potential scenarios. The analysis will also include an estimation of implementation and transaction costs. The areas of Panama to be included in this analysis tentatively comprise of Darien, Costa Abajo de Colon and Bocas del Toro.

Project outputs are as follows:
1. A detailed report including analysis results of historical deforestation and driver identification, future land use change via scenario analysis, carbon in land uses, carbon credit process, opportunity cost of a REDD program and flow of REDD program funds.
2. A full compilation of primary and secondary data used in the analysis
3. A full description of the protocol used in the analysis for independent replication by third parties


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