The Secretariat of the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) announces the commencement of a public stakeholder consultation period for version 2.0 of The REDD+ Environmental Excellence Standard (TREES). The consultation period will extend from February 1, 2021 – April 2, 2021.

The ART Secretariat is soliciting public comments on proposed updates to TREES. The ART Secretariat is not accepting comments on text that is not proposed for revision, nor on text for which revisions are proposed to improve clarity.

Key updates to TREES 2.0 include: 

All stakeholders are invited and strongly encouraged to submit written feedback and comments to the updates in TREES 2.0 to REDD@Winrock.org by April 2, 2021. The Secretariat and Board will review stakeholder comments, prepare responses, and incorporate changes into the Standard as appropriate prior to Board approval and publication of TREES 2.0 later this year.

Consultation Documents and Supporting Tools

TREES 2.0 Draft for Stakeholder Consultation

Summary of Changes

ART HFLD Crediting Level Regression Tool

Guidance for conducting a Monte Carlo simulation

Consultation Webinars
As part of the consultation process, the ART Secretariat is hosting a series of webinars to provide an overview of proposed updates in TREES 2.0 and gather questions and comments from stakeholders. Please follow the links below to register.

Monday, March 1, 2021, 10am ET (English)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 10am ET (Spanish)

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 12pm ET (Portuguese)