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USAID LEAF Final Report

USAID LEAF Final Report

USAID LEAF Final Report

12 April 2016

Over a five-year implementation period from 2011-2016, the USAID LEAF program delivered significant results against its overall objective of strengthening the capacity of target countries to achieve meaningful and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry-land use sector. 

Technical Guidance Series: Developing a Reference Level for Carbon Stock Enhancements

Developing a Reference Level for Carbon Stock Enhancements

Technical Guidance Series: Developing a Reference Level for Carbon Stock Enhancements

05 January 2016

Carbon stock enhancement refers to the creation or improvement of the capacity of carbon pools and reservoirs to store and sequester carbon. Within the REDD+ context, activities that are considered carbon stock enhancement include afforestation/reforestation and forest management interventions to restore degraded forests.

Program Highlights: Piloting Community-Based Forest Management in Vietnam

Piloting Community-Based Forest Management in Vietnam

Program Highlights: Piloting Community-Based Forest Management in Vietnam

30 December 2015

Vietnam has set up Protection Forest Management Boards (PFMB) to protect forest areas. The PFMBs may delegate some of their monitoring and protection tasks to local households, who in exchange receive a small payment and the right to harvest non-timber forest products.

Program Highlights: Building capacity for forest and carbon monitoring

Building capacity for forest and carbon monitoring

Program Highlights: Building capacity for forest and carbon monitoring

30 December 2015

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation requires strong commitment and investments from governments and other stakeholders. Effective measures need to be designed and implemented to divert business as usual pathways into low emission trajectories.

Program Highlights: Nam Xam NPA in Houaphan

Nam Xam NPA in Houaphan

Program Highlights: Nam Xam NPA in Houaphan

29 December 2015

The Nam Xam National Protected Area is one of 25 protected areas across Laos. This natural area in Laos’ northern Houaphan province still retains much of its rich biodiversity and is home to numerous rare wildlife species. However, the forests of Nam Xam and its wildlife are quickly being depleted due to shifting agriculture, unplanned logging, and uncontrolled hunting.

Decision Support Tool on Incentive Allocation for REDD+ Accounting

Decision Support Tool on Incentive Allocation for REDD+ Accounting

Decision Support Tool on Incentive Allocation for REDD+ Accounting

28 December 2015

Under the UNFCCC, REDD+ countries are required to develop approaches that operate at national scale. Many countries already have in place or are establishing subnational and project-level REDD+ activities for building capacity for REDD+ implementation or generating early emissions reductions and removals in defined geographical or administrative areas.

USAID LEAF and State Forest Company Lead the Way on Sustainable Forest Management

USAID LEAF and SFC Leading the Way on Sustainable Forest Management

USAID LEAF and State Forest Company Lead the Way on Sustainable Forest Management

03 December 2015

In a highly participatory process, USAID LEAF worked closely with the Don Duong state forest company in Lam Dong province to develop one of the first sustainable forest management plans in Vietnam.

Infographic: Protecting Natural Resources in Chiang Mai - Thai version

Infographic: Protecting Natural Resources in Chiang Mai - Thai version

Infographic: Protecting Natural Resources in Chiang Mai - Thai version

13 November 2015

Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand is rich in natural resources. It is a top tourist destination, has several national parks, and is home to various ethnic groups who have lived off the land for years. It is also home to the Mae Sa-Kog Ma Man and Biosphere Reserve, designated in 1977 by UNESCO.

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