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Title: Local involvement in measuring and governing carbon stocks in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Laos

Author: Poulsen, Michael Køie.;

Date: 2013

Source: In: Mortenson, Leif A.; Halperin, James J.; Manley, Patricia N.; Turner, Rich L., eds. Proceedings of the international workshop on monitoring forest degradation in Southeast Asia. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-246. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: p. 26

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: An important element of MRV is to ensure accurate measurements of carbon stocks. Measuring trees on the ground may be needed for ground truthing of remote sensing results. It can also provide more accurate carbon stock monitoring than remote sensing alone. Local involvement in measuring trees for monitoring of carbon stocks may be advantageous in several ways. Involving local communities in monitoring of biomass in REDD+ schemes may cut costs of ground truthing and data gathering on changing rates of forest degradation. Moreover, local involvement can encourage local ownership of REDD+ projects. Empowering communities to monitor forest biomass carbon stocks may also contribute to local livelihoods and forest biodiversity conservation.

Keywords: forest degradation monitoring, Southeast Asia, climate change, carbon

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Poulsen, Michael Køie. 2013. Local involvement in measuring and governing carbon stocks in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Laos. In: Mortenson, Leif A.; Halperin, James J.; Manley, Patricia N.; Turner, Rich L., eds. Proceedings of the international workshop on monitoring forest degradation in Southeast Asia. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-246. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: p. 26.

 


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