OSIRIS and the Collaborative Modeling Initiative on REDD Economics

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The Open Source Impacts of REDD+ Incentives Spreadsheet (OSIRIS) is a suite of free, transparent, open-source, spreadsheet-based decision support tools for estimating and mapping the climate, forest and revenue benefits of alternative policy decisions for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). OSIRIS helps REDD+ decision makers reduce greenhouse gas emissions effectively, invest resources efficiently, and distribute revenues equitably.


Designing a mechanism for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) that is effective, efficient and equitable requires quantitative economic analysis. The Open Source Impacts of REDD Incentives Spreadsheet (OSIRIS) is a free, transparent, accessible and open source decision support tool designed by the Collaborative Modeling Initiative on REDD Economics to support UNFCCC negotiations on REDD. OSIRIS enables a click-of-a-button comparison of global, regional and country-by-country emissions reduction, deforestation and revenue impacts of alternative approaches to providing positive economic incentives for REDD.


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