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Integrated Fire Management and Estimating Fire Emissions Trainings Held in Chiang Mai

Integrated Fire Management and Estimating Fire Emissions Trainings Held in Chiang Mai

12 June 2015

Fires in Southeast Asia have negative impacts on biodiversity and climate, emitting CO2 and other greenhouse gases, while smoke and haze have health and economic impacts.

Participatory Land Use Planning Encourages Sustainable Land Management in Houaphan

Participatory Land Use Planning Encourages Sustainable Land Management in Houaphan

10 June 2015

USAID LEAF is supporting villages in Lao PDR to make more sustainable use of their land, with the goal of reducing local deforestation and forest degradation. In partnership with the Lao Department of Forestry and the Provincial and District Agriculture and Forestry Offices, USAID LEAF has been introducing participatory land use planning (PLUP) to local communities in Laos.

Technical Guidance Series: Forest Degradation and Decision Support Tool

Forest Degradation and Decision Support Tool

Technical Guidance Series: Forest Degradation and Decision Support Tool

29 May 2015

Degradation affects up to 100 million hectares of forest every year, which is nearly 10 times greater than the area impacted by deforestation. However there is very little guidance on how to detect, measure and monitor forest degradation.

Financing emission reductions in the AFOLU sector

Financing emission reductions in the AFOLU sector

29 May 2015

To ensure economic expansion while also contributing to global efforts to combat climate change, many developing countries are adopting Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) among other initiatives. Because the agriculture, forestry and land use (AFOLU) sectors are key economic areas in many developing countries, they are a central focus of LEDS.

Estimating Carbon Emissions Factors from Selective Logging

Estimating Carbon Emissions Factors from Selective Logging

Estimating Carbon Emissions Factors from Selective Logging

13 September 2012

This tool is part of the LEAF-produced Terrestrial Carbon Assessment Toolkit, which provides step-by-step requirements to estimate terrestrial carbon stocks and emission factors from various land cover types; critical for any climate change mitigation effort.  This toolkit provides the most up-to-date methods used to estimate carbon stocks and emissions, which will allow for a more seamless app

Options for Monitoring Forest Degradation in Northern Vietnam: As Assessment in Systems Design and Capacity Building needs in Con Cuong District, Nghe An Province

Options for Monitoring Forest Degradation in Northern Vietnam: As Assessment in Systems Design and Capacity Building needs in Con Cuong District, Nghe An Province

Options for Monitoring Forest Degradation in Northern Vietnam: As Assessment in Systems Design and Capacity Building needs in Con Cuong District, Nghe An Province

01 February 2013

This report discusses options for identifying and developing forest monitoring methodologies that can estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forest degradation.

Forest Degradation in Northern Lao PDR: An Assessment of Monitoring Options and Capacity Building Needs in Houaphanh Province

Forest Degradation in Northern Lao PDR: An Assessment of Monitoring Options and Capacity Building Needs in Houaphanh Province

Forest Degradation in Northern Lao PDR: An Assessment of Monitoring Options and Capacity Building Needs in Houaphanh Province

01 February 2013

This report discusses options for identifying and developing forest monitoring methodologies that can estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forest degradation.

Forest Degradation in Cambodia: An Assessment of Monitoring options in the Central Cardamom Protected Forest

Forest Degradation in Cambodia: An Assessment of Monitoring options in the Central Cardamom Protected Forest

Forest Degradation in Cambodia: An Assessment of Monitoring options in the Central Cardamom Protected Forest

01 February 2013

This report discusses options for identifying and developing forest monitoring methodologies that can estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forest degradation.

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