VMD0037 Global Commodity Leakage Module: Production Approach, v1.0
Verra & JNR Leakage Working Group
14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use
04 February 2014
This module can be used by Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) programs to quantify a global commodity leakage value that can be applied as a component of the JNR Leakage Tool. The module assesses jurisdictional market leakage associated with the production of agricultural, livestock and forest commodities linked to global markets.
The module quantifies a global commodity leakage value through a step-by-step approach based on the amount of increased production or decreased demand for production the jurisdictional program achieved. The jurisdictional proponent must determine the proportion of deforestation driven by the production of each relevant global commodity in order to estimate the baseline amount of production. The amount of increased production or decreased demand for production the jurisdictional program achieved is then subtracted from the baseline production to determine the amount of production subject to leakage. The amount of production subject to leakage is converted into a global commodity leakage value using conservative default factors which may be decreased where data is available.
Translations of this module are provided. Please note that English is the operating language of the VCS Program, so the English versions and interpretations of VCS modules take precedence over these translations.
This module was developed in collaboration with the JNR leakage working group and approved by the VCS.
A recording of the webinar introducing this module can be found here.