Finding Forest Carbon: Estimating and Tracking REDD Supply
February 2, 2011
As policymakers continue to develop mechanisms to reduce deforestation in tropical countries, they will need tools to help them visualize and track the interactions among forestry, land use, and economics. A suite of flexible options already exists that can serve a useful role in guiding decisions about reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). Although many forest carbon supply tools were originally designed to help inform the generation of international carbon markets, they can also provide critical insights for the deployment of public and private funds aimed at capacity building and readiness, as well as help guide the development of bilateral agreements. They may also highlight areas of special concern for leakage and assist in monitoring and verification practices. How accurate can these tools be and what are their major strengths and limitations? What data are needed? This panel addressed these questions by showcasing some of the most innovative forest carbon supply tools currently available, and helped define the role for such tools in the international REDD process.
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