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CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Global data and tools for local forest cover loss and REDD+ performance assessment: Accuracy, uncertainty, complementarity and impact

Assessing the performance of efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) requires data on forest cover change.... The post Global data and tools for local forest cover loss and REDD+ performance assessment: Accuracy, uncertainty, complementarity and impact appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

Tropical forest subjected to intensive post-logging silviculture maintains functionally diverse dung beetle communities

Publication date: 15 July 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 444Author(s): G.R. Cerullo, F.A. Edwards, S.C. Mills, D.P. EdwardsAbstractCommercially logged tropical forests hold high conservation value but are rapidly being converted to lucrative low-diversity plantations. Post-logging interventions that accelerate forest timber and carbon recovery—such as enrichment planting and c...

UN-REDD Programme -3 weeks ago

An Explainer Animation: What is a Forest Reference Level? (FREL/FRL)

Developing countries that participate in REDD+ must develop a Reference Level (FREL/FRL). These benchmarks assess a country’s REDD+ performance by providing a quantitative way to measure emissions reductions and removals. As of February 2019, 39 countries had submitted 44 FRLs to the UNFCCC. The submitting countries represent 1.5 billion hectares of forest, which is 37% of global forest area. 1...

CIFOR -3 weeks ago

Subnational jurisdictional approaches in REDD+

CIFOR scientist Amy Duchelle speaks to Earth Innovation Institute’s Daniel Nepstad, Claudia Stickler and Juan Pablo Ardila to address the role of regional jurisdictions such as states, provinces, districts and regional government in reducing climate risks....

REDD-Monitor -3 weeks ago

Questions for the Harapan Rainforest Project: Land conflicts, deforestation, funding, and the proposed construction of a coal transportation road

The Harapan Rainforest Project covers an area of 100,000 hectares of lowland forest in South Sumatra and Jambi provinces, Indonesia. That’s about one-fifth of the lowland rainforest remaining in Sumatra. The forest was a state-run logging concession and was logged intensively in the past, but since 2008 it has been managed by Resotrasi Ekosistem Indonesia […]...

Springer -4 weeks ago

Carbon stocks for different land cover types in Mainland Tanzania

Abstract Background Developing countries participating in the mitigation mechanism of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), are required to establish a forest reference emission level (FREL), if they wish to seek financial support to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Ho...

UN-REDD Programme -1 month ago

Nesting: Reconciling REDD+ at Multiple Scales

What is REDD+ nesting and why does it matter? There are as many drivers of deforestation and forest degradation that lead to forest emissions as there are ways to mitigate them. In a given area, various actors – from local communities to private companies – may all be engaged in actions that reduce emissions, from sustainable agricultural intensification to reforestation and forest restoratio...

Elsevier -1 month ago

Identifying local actors of deforestation and forest degradation in the Kalasha valleys of Pakistan

Publication date: July 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 104Author(s): Alam Zeb, Andreas Hamann, Glen W. Armstrong, Dante Acuna-CastellanosAbstractPrevention of forest loss is a high priority in Pakistan, where catastrophic flooding in 1992 and 2010 has been linked to deforestation. Under the United Nation's REDD+ program, new incentive schemes are developed to encourage forest prote...

REDD-Monitor -2 months ago

How the poorest of the poor end up paying for REDD

I wrote this post in June 2018, for iz3w (Informationszentrum 3. welt), an organisation based in Freiburg, Germany. A German translation of an edited version is published in the May/June 2019 issue titled, “Klimawandel” (Climate change). The following is the unedited version. “Reducing emissions from deforestation and increasing forest restoration will be extremely important in [R...

CIFOR -2 months ago

Payments for adding ecosystem carbon are mostly beneficial to biodiversity

Biodiversity conservation is often considered to be an important co-benefit of REDD+ and other mechanisms aiming to increase carbon in... The post Payments for adding ecosystem carbon are mostly beneficial to biodiversity appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

Mongabay -2 months ago

Questions remain as Vietnam reaches major REDD+ milestone

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – In late 2018, Vietnam became the first Asia-Pacific country to reach eligibility for results-based carbon reduction payments under the UN-REDD Program, fulfilling its safeguard requirements under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Under UN parlance, this nine-year period was called Phase 1, and focused on readiness. […]...

REDD-Monitor -2 months ago

Norway is planning to pay Indonesia for fudging its REDD carbon accounting

On 16 February 2019 in Jakarta, Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment, Ola Elvestuen, and Indonesia’s Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, announced that Norway is planning to make a payment for reduced emissions from deforestation to Indonesia. The payment is based on Indonesia’s figures for carbon emissions from deforestation, which fell in […]...