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|Title:||Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in Developing Countries: a Sourcebook of Methods and Procedures for Monitoring, Measuring and Reporting|
|Publisher:||GOFC-GOLD Project Office, Natural Resources Canada|
|Abstract:||This sourcebook is designed to be a guide to develop a reference emission and design a 193 system for monitoring and estimating carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation and 194 forest degradation at the national scale, based on the general requirements set by the 195 United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the specific 196 methodologies for the land use and forest sectors provided by the Intergovernmental 197 Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 198 The sourcebook introduces users to: i) the key issues and challenges related to 199 monitoring and estimating carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation; 200 ii) the key methods provided in the 2003 IPCC Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, 201 Land Use Change and Forestry (GPG-LULUCF) and the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National 202 Greenhouse Gas Inventories for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses (GL-AFOLU); 203 iii) how these IPCC methods provide the steps needed to estimate emissions from 204 deforestation and forest degradation and iv) the key issues and challenges related to 205 reporting the estimated emissions. 206 The sourcebook provides transparent methods and procedures that are designed to 207 produce accurate estimates of changes in forest area and carbon stocks and resulting 208 emissions of carbon dioxide from deforestation and degradation, in a format that is user-209 friendly. It is intended to complement the GPG-LULUCF and AFOLU by providing 210 additional explanation, clarification and enhanced methodologies for obtaining and 211 analyzing key data. 212 The sourcebook is not designed as a primer on how to analyze remote sensing data nor 213 how to collect field measurements of forest carbon stocks as it is expected that the users 214 of this sourcebook would have some expertise in either of these areas.|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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