Forest Reference Level (FRL) and REDD+ Results
Forest Reference Emission Level and Forest Reference Level (FREL/FRL) are benchmarks for assessing the performance of implementing REDD+ activities. Before PNG begins reducing emissions from the forest sector, it must determine a starting point based on historical levels of emissions. This is known as FREL. According to international guidance, FRELs should consider historical land use change trends and national circumstances such as future development scenarios. PNG is required to develop a Forest Reference Emission Level that represents the expected evolution of GHG emissions from the forest sector in the absence of REDD+.
You can see summary of PNG’s Reporting to the UNFCCC, including Forest Reference Level from the link below.