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Business-As-Usual (BAU) Scenario


The land use and emissions profile for a forest carbon project area prior to intervention, serves as a bench mark to measure the impact of REDD actions. Also referred to as "baseline."


"Definitions and Jargon" Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD): A Casebook of On-the-Ground Experience. 2010. The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and Wildlife Conservation Society. Arlington,Virginia.

Alternative definition

The term "business as usual" refers to the best estimates available to FAO of the likely evolution in food availability, agricultural output, population, incomes and a host of other variables related to nutrition under the assumption that no extra effort is made to meet the World Food Summit (1996) target.

Alternative source

SOFI , FAO, 2003 (J0083)