Table 5. Net present value of profits under different forest carbon stock methods calculated by subtracting the costs of REDD project implementation from revenues generated through sale of emission reductions. Two price scenarios, US$3 and US$6, and two discount rates (5% and 10%) are presented and net profits are given in 2010 US$.

Primary data Ecological zone IPCC default
Carbon price US$6 US$3 US$6 US$3
Discount rate 5% 10% 5% 10% 5% 10% 5% 10%
Profit US$ (000) 184,978 113,607 82,671 47,591 63,359 35,129 22,893 9017
Profit US$/ha project area 445 273 199 115 152 85 55 21