CLEAR is a methodology for assessment and reporting of the climate effects of corporations in the forest-based sector for use in, e.g., annual financial and sustainability reports.

It's based on the two principal climate change mitigation objectives stipulated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):

  1. To control, reduce and prevent greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors.
  2. To conserve and enhance sinks and reservoirs of all greenhouse gases.

CLEAR includes four components that together provide a complete picture of the corporation’s climate effect regarding wood and wood-based products in relation to these two goals.

Each component builds on established methodologies/standards that each represent a long history of climate-related reporting. The novelty here is to assemble the four components into a complete climate effect assessment.

The administration of CLEAR is led by Skogforsk in collaboration with the following parties, several of which today use the model to calculate their own organization's climate effect.