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|Title:||Applying the Conservativeness Principle to REDD to Deal with the Uncertainties of the Estimates|
|Authors:||GRASSI Giacomo; MONNI Suvi; FEDERICI Sandro; ACHARD Frederic; MOLLICONE Danilo|
|Citation:||ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS vol. 3 p. 035005-1 035005-12|
|Publisher:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||A common paradigm when the reduction of emissions from deforestations is estimated for the purpose of promoting it as a mitigation option in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is that high uncertainties in input data¿i.e., area change and C stock change/area¿may seriously undermine the credibility of the estimates and therefore of reduced deforestation as a mitigation option. In this paper, we show how a series of concepts and methodological tools¿already existing in UNFCCC decisions and IPCC guidance documents¿may greatly help to deal with the uncertainties of the estimates of reduced emissions from deforestation.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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