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dc.contributor.authorACHARD Fredericen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBROWN Sandraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBRADY Michaelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDEFRIES Ruthen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGRASSI Giacomoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHEROLD Martinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMOLLICONE Daniloen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMORA Briceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPANDEY Devendraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSOUZA Carlosen_GB
dc.description.abstractThis sourcebook provides a consensus perspective from the global community of earth observation and carbon experts on methodological issues relating to quantifying the greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts of implementing mitigation activities related to the forest land use in developing countries (REDD+). At current status of negotiation five forest-related activities have been listed to be implemented as mitigation actions by developing countries, namely: reducing emissions from deforestation (which implies a land-use change) and reducing emissions from forest degradation, conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management of forest land, Enhancement of forest carbon stocks (all relating to carbon stock changes and GHG emissions within managed forest land use, including forest expansion on non-forest land). The UNFCCC negotiations and related country submissions on REDD+ have advocated that methodologies and tools become available for estimating emissions and removals from deforestation and forest land management, including forest expansion, with an acceptable level of certainty. Based on the current status of negotiations and UNFCCC approved methodologies, the Sourcebook aims to provide additional explanation, clarification, and methodologies to support REDD+ early actions and readiness mechanisms for building national REDD+ monitoring systems. It complements the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2006 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and it is aimed at being fully consistent with this IPCC Guidelines and with the UNFCCC reporting guidelines on annual GHG inventories. The book emphasizes the role of satellite remote sensing as an important tool for monitoring changes in forest cover, provides guidance on how to obtain credible estimates of forest carbon stocks and related changes, and provides clarification on the use of IPCC Guidelines for estimating and reporting GHG emissions and removals from forest lands.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.H.3-Forest Resources and Climateen_GB
dc.publisherGOFC-GOLD Land Cover Project Office, hosted by Wageningen Universityen_GB
dc.titleA sourcebook of methods and procedures for monitoring and reporting anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and removals associated with deforestation, gains and losses of carbon stocks in forests remaining forests, and forestation.en_GB
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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