OSIRIS: Decision Support Tools for REDD+

 
 

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.

The following OSIRIS tools are currently available:

  • OSIRIS-International (85 countries)
  • OSIRIS-Indonesia
  • OSIRIS-Peru
  • OSIRIS-Madagascar
  • OSIRIS-Bolivia
  • BANTER (Brazil) 

NEW PUBLICATIONS
 

 

"Supplementing REDD+ with biodiversity payments: the paradox of paying for multiple ecosystem servicesLand Economics.

"Structuring economic incentives to reduce emissions from deforestation within Indonesia" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Supporting Information) (Policy Summary)

"Mecanismos de Reducción de Deforestación" INESAD N° 1/2012

DOWNLOAD THE OSIRIS-INTERNATIONAL SPREADSHEET TOOL
Version 3.4 OSIRIS-International v3.4 (ZIP - 8.55 MB).  September 2010
Version 3.3 OSIRIS-International v3.3 (ZIP - 7.70 MB).  Supporting the article "Biodiversity co-benefits of reducing emissions from deforestation under alternative reference levels and levels of finance." Conservation Letters (2010).  July 2010
Version 2.6 OSIRIS-International v2.6 (ZIP - 6.10 MB).  Supporting the article "Comparing climate and cost impacts of reference levels for reducing emissions from deforestation." Environmental Research Letters (2009), and the article "On international equity in reducing emissions from deforestation." Environmental Science & Policy (2010) August 2009
Costs Country-by-country opportunity cost curves used in OSIRIS-International (ZIP - 7.07 MB) June 2009
Version SFwT Supporting the discussion paper "A stock-flow with targets mechanism for distributing incentive payments to reduce emissions from deforestation" (ZIP - 9.16 MB) June 2009
Version OAR  Supporting the REDD Options Assessment Report to the Government of Norway (ZIP - 5.50 MB) March 2009

 

Earlier versions of OSIRIS-International are available upon request from jbusch@conservation.org.

 

DOWNLOAD OSIRIS-INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

"Geographically prioritizing appropriations for the Sustainable Landscapes Program" Resources for the Future Issue Brief 11-01 (2011) February 2011
"Biodiversity co-benefits of reducing emissions from deforestation under alternative reference levels and levels of finance" Conservation Letters (2010) November 2010
"On international equity in reducing emissions from deforestation" Environmental Science & Policy (2010) November 2010
"Comparing climate and cost impacts of reference levels for reducing emissions from deforestation" Environmental Research Letters (2009), 4:044006 October 2009
OSIRIS-International Factsheet (English) (en Espanol) May 2009

 

LINKS TO DOCUMENTS WITH OSIRIS-INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTION

IIED / FAS: "REDD and sustainable development — perspective from Brazil" November 2010
WWF Norway: "The link between REDD and Biodiversity Conservation" September 2010
Climate Focus: "Estimated REDD Credit Supply into International Carbon Markets by 2035" April 2010
Woods Hole Research Center: "The Brazilian Amazon Negotiation Toolbox for the Economics of REDD (BANTER)"  April 2010
IARU: "Synthesis Report on Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions" June 2009
Global Canopy Programme: The Little REDD+ Book June 2009
Meridian Institute: "REDD Options Assessment Report to the Government of Norway" March 2009
Global Canopy Programme: The Little REDD Book December 2008

 

 

CONTRIBUTORS TO OSIRIS-INTERNATIONAL

 

Jonah Busch, Conservation International
Bernardo Strassburg, Center for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment
Andrea Cattaneo, Woods Hole Research Center
Ruben Lubowski, Environmental Defense Fund
Aaron Bruner, Conservation International
Dick Rice, Conservation International
Anna Creed, Terrestrial Carbon Group
Ralph Ashton, Terrestrial Carbon Group
Fred Boltz, Conservation International

Participating organizations in the Collaborative Modeling Initiative on REDD Economics and OSIRIS include Conservation International, the Terrestrial Carbon Group, Environmental Defense Fund, Woods Hole Research Center and the Center for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment at the University of East Anglia.  Partners include the Prince's Rainforests Project, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

 

  

OSIRIS-INDONESIA

"Structuring economic incentives to reduce emissions from deforestation within Indonesia" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2012)  (Supporting Information - PDF) (Policy Summary - PDF)

January 2012

"Modelling for policy" Beyond Boundaries, Nature Climate Change

March 2012
"Study suggests economic incentives are key to reducing deforestation emissions in IndonesiaNews and Analysis, Carbon Management March 2012​
Version 1.5 Download the OSIRIS-Indonesia spreadsheet tool  March 2011
"Indonesia's climate change commitment and the critical role of REDD+: Findings of the OSIRIS-Indonesia model"  In: DNPI Green Review on REDD+.  May 2011
"Economic Incentive Policies for REDD+ in Indonesia" (2010) DNPI Policy Memo 2/2010 December 2010
OSIRIS-Indonesia Factsheet (English) June 2011

 

CONTRIBUTORS TO OSIRIS-INDONESIA

Jonah Busch, Conservation International
Ruben Lubowski, Environmental Defense Fund
Fabiano Godoy, Conservation International
Marc Steininger, Conservation International
Arief Yusuf, Padjadjaran University
Kemen Austin, World Resources Institute
Jenny Hewson, Conservation International
Daniel Juhn, Conservation International
Muhammad Farid, Conservation International
Fred Boltz, Conservation International

Contributing organizations in the development of OSIRIS-Indonesia incude Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund, World Resources Institute, and Padjadjaran University.  Partners include the Indonesia National Council on Climate Change (DNPI), Indonesia Ministry of Forestry and Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

 

 

OSIRIS-PERU

Version 1.0 Download the OSIRIS-Peru spreadsheet tool  March 2011
OSIRIS-Peru Factsheet (en Espanol) March 2011

 

 CONTRIBUTORS TO OSIRIS-PERU

Jonah Busch, Conservation International
Ruben Lubowski, Environmental Defense Fund
Jenny Hewson, Conservation International
Fabiano Godoy, Conservation International
Eddy Mendoza, Conservation International

Contributing organizations in the development of OSIRIS-Peru incude Conservation International and Environmental Defense Fund.  Partners include the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.         

 

 

OSIRIS-BOLIVIA

"Mecanismos de Reducción de Deforestación" INESAD N° 1/2012 (en Español)
"Environmental and socio-economic consequences of forest carbon payments in Bolivia: results of the OSIRIS-Bolivia model" INESAD WP 02/2012 (English) (en Español) March 2012
Version 2.1 Download the OSIRIS-Bolivia spreadsheet tool January 2012
Version 2.1 Download the CISS-Bolivia spreadsheet tool January 2012

 

CONTRIBUTORS TO OSIRIS-BOLIVIA

Lykke Andersen, Institute for Advanced Development Studies
Jonah Busch, Conservation International
Elizabeth Curran, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Juan Carlos Ledezma, Conservation International
Joaquin Mayorga, Institute for Advanced Development Studies
Pablo Ruiz Junco, Institute for Advanced Development Studies

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

OSIRIS-International: Jonah Busch (jbusch@conservation.org

OSIRIS-Indonesia: Jonah Busch (jbusch@conservation.org

OSIRIS-Peru: Jonah Busch (jbusch@conservation.org

OSIRIS-Bolivia: Lykke Andersen (landersen@inesad.edu.bo

BANTER (Brazil): Andrea Cattaneo (acattaneo@whrc.org)

 

                                                                   

                    

               

 

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