USAID LEAF Land Use, Forest Cover Change and Historical GHG Emission (English Version)
This report has been produced by the USAID-funded Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (USAID LEAF) program in its support for the development of the Lam Dong Provincial REDD+ Action Plan (PRAP). It is one of five technical reports that have been developed to help the Lam Dong Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in defining an appropriate Forest Reference Level (FRL) for the Province from which its policies and measures introduced to reduce emissions and increase greenhouse gas (GHG) removals from the forestry sector can be measured against. Specifically, the report assesses and quantifies historical changes in the forest and land use sectors in Lam Dong province from 1990 to 2010, and defines and evaluates the driving forces of the change. It also estimates historical GHG emissions and removal from these sectors over the same time period, and suggests preliminary REDD+ actions and areas to reduce future emissions and enhance removal, to be used as an initial source of information for the on-going development of the Lam Dong PRAP.
Vu Tien Dien, Pham Ngoc Bay, Peter Stephen, Tran Van Chau, Alexandre Grais, Silvia Petrova