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INCAS


About the project

The INCAS website is being developed to demonstrate the INCAS framework and make the interim national results available. The website should clearly demonstrate the key strengths of INCAS, present the first national level results in an interactive and easy to understand manner, display the INCAS methodology and provide a focal point that encapsulates the system.

The challenge

The INCAS website should either explicitly or implicitly communicate the following key points about the INCAS and its various strengths:

Detailed results - to support informed policy development and decision making and also to meet all of GOI’s emissions reporting (MRV) requirements for the land based sectors. This includes presenting the complete national results and all the relevant subsets (by province, by REDD+ activity, by forest type, by forest function, by soil type and by carbon pool).

Best available data – show that INCAS uses best available data to deliver the most detailed, accurate and relevant results possible.

Continuous improvement – confirms that INCAS will continue to be developed and improved over time. Acknowledge that it isn’t perfect but will improve as new data, tools, and methods become available. It should also clarify that the current results are only interim and should be treated accordingly.

Flexible outputs – communicate that the systems outputs can be adjusted to meet various different requirements, whilst maintaining a nationally consistent methodology at its core.

Policy development and decision support tool – demonstrate that INCAS can be used to help GOI targeted and effective emissions reductions policies/programs. It can also meet all international emissions reporting requirements but this is essentially the last step – it should be reporting emissions reductions that the system helped design, implement and monitor.

Operationalisation – outline the plan for how the INCAS will be fully operationalised across government.

Collaborative approach – confirm that the INCAS has been developed in an open and collaborative manner as much as has been practically possible. This includes nominating all the partner agencies, review and consultation processes, national experts, international experts and cooperation.