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Land Use Land Use Change and Forestry

Author : Robert T. Watson
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The exchange of carbon between the atmosphere and biosphere is an important factor in controlling global warming and climate change. Consequently, it is important to examine how carbon flows between different pools and how carbon stocks change in response to afforestation, reforestation, and deforestation, and other land-use activities. This IPCC Special Report is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art examination of the scientific and technical implications of carbon sequestration and the global carbon cycle. It also examines environmental and socioeconomic issues, conservation, sustainable resource management, and development issues in relation to carbon sequestration. The volume will be invaluable for government policymakers, business/industry analysts and officials, environmental groups, and researchers in global change, atmospheric chemistry, soil science, and economics.

Economic Potential of Land use Change and Forestry for Carbon Sequestration and Poverty Reduction

Author : Oscar Cacho
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Introduction; The greenhouse effect and global warming policy; The market for emission reductions; Accounting for carbon sequestration; A model of project participation; Analysis of project design; Farm heterogeneity and other issues affecting project feasibility; Conclusions.

GPG LULUCF

Author : Jim Penman
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This report on Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (GPG-LULUCF) is the response to the invitation by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to develop good practice guidance for land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF). GPG-LULUCF provides supplementary methods and good practice guidance for estimating, measuring, monitoring and reporting on carbon stock changes and greenhouse gas emissions from LULUCF activities under Article 3, paragraphs 3 and 4, and Articles 6 and 12 of the Kyoto Protocol.

Land Use Land use Change and Forestry

Author : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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Land Use Land use Change and Forestry

Author : Mark P. McHenry
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Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry includes research from selected international authors and institutions that consider land use management to be an important aspect in the context of climate change and development. Our team of editors and authors hope to add a valuable contribution to the literature to address global climate change in relation to agricultural-forestry ecosystems and development in vulnerable locations. Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry book chapters include a wide variety of topics on changes in land use practices, carbon sequestration, forest degradation, as well as polices that affect land use and development. It also includes a description of the current state of land use, land-use change and forestry in South Asian countries (Chapter 1); an evaluation of biodiversity and peoples' willingness to pay (Chapter 2); modelling of carbon sequestration in forests (Chapter 3); trade-off analysis in economic and environmental objectives (Chapter 4); use of radar imagery in detecting forest degradation (Chapter 5); assessment of carbon sequestration in woodlots (Chapter 6); solutions for improved survival of ruminants in arid and semi-arid environments and associated carbon sequestration (Chapter 7); policy interventions for land use changes (Chapter 8); accomplishing land use change from subsistence to commercial farming in Mozambique (Chapter 9); and an international and multi-sectoral approach for partnering to achieve positive agricultural developmental land use change (Chapter 10). Our team of editors, reviewers, and authors are honored to be part of this project; truly an example of international cooperation and articulation within the climate change community. The chapters and authors of Land Use, Land-Use and Forestry were carefully selected through a rigorous peer review process considering publication records, relevant and high quality contributions to this topic, and priming international cooperation. For this book and its contents, the intended audience includes the international climate change community including: contributors to the UNFCCC-IPCC process, policymakers, consultants, project developers, researchers and their institutions. Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry aims to be a valuable addition to multidisciplinary and international cooperation efforts (policies, cultural practices, new technologies, and adaptation measures), to development of land use policies, governmental and nongovernmental agencies worldwide and the general public. The editors of Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry believe the book is an effective tool to help the international community progress in understanding and management of land use changes in addressing climate change through international collaboration and cooperation.

Key Issues on Land Use Land Use Change and Forestry LULUCF with an Emphasis on Developing Country Perspectives

Author : Carmenza Robledo
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Land Use Land Use Change and Forestry LULUCF Activities

Author : Global Environment Facility
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LULUCF MRV

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The land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector is a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory sector that covers the emissions of GHGs from and their removal by terrestrial carbon stocks, living biomass, dead organic matter and soil organic carbon according to six main anthropogenic land use categories: Forest land, Cropland, Grassland, Wetlands, Settlements, and Other land. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), all Parties shall periodically report an update inventory of anthropogenic emissions and removals of GHGs using comparable methodologies provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Parties are also required to report and account for such emissions under the Kyoto Protocol (KP). These emission inventories are then factored into an international reduction target commitment. In recent years, international negotiations have resulted in the adoption of new rules for the second commitment period of the KP (CP2: 2013-2020), e.g. mandatory accounting of Forest management. Furthermore, Decision 529/2013/EU goes beyond the international UNFCCC negotiations by adding the mandatory accounting of Cropland management and Grassland management. All these changes pose new challenges that Member States (MS) will need to address from 2015 (i.e. the start of the CP2 reporting period). This report describes the actions undertaken in the context of the JRC's "LULUCF MRV" (Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification) Administrative Arrangement with DG CLIMA, through a sequence of tasks (described in detail in the Annexes). The aim of the AA is to support MS in improving the quality and comparability of their LULUCF reporting during CP2, in line with IPCC methods and the new UNFCCC and EU rules.

Examining International Land Use Policies Changes and Conflicts

Author : Hasnat, G. N. Tanjina
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Though conflicts continue to arise over land use and land cover changes, the conversion of forest land to cropland or other land uses such as housing and urban development have been on the rise in recent years. Decisions regarding land use and land cover influence climate change as well as various natural processes. While proper changes can minimize the effects and speed of climatic changes, the continued adverse changes may be accelerating the deterioration of the world’s condition. Examining International Land Use Policies, Changes, and Conflicts presents the latest research on the present status of land use and land cover changes throughout the world in order to determine appropriate land use policies that can protect earth’s present and future condition. The findings of the studies investigate the conflicts behind the land tenure and land uses in different countries of the world and examines existing policies and the reasons behind changes in them. Ultimately, the book provides readers with knowledge on how land can be managed in a sustained manner, how landscape models are helpful for predicting and determining future land uses, how land can be managed with the best architectural measures, and how urban forestry is helpful for better environmental management and adapting or mitigating climate change effects. Land users, agriculturalists, urban planners, policymakers, government officials, researchers, academicians, and students looking to improve their understanding of this topic for better use of land in the future will find this book to be an asset to their current research.

Land Use Land use Change and Forestry LULUCF Activities

Author : Marianne Burke
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Land use Land use Change and Forestry

Author : I. Noble
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Land Use Land use Change and Forestry in the Kyoto Protocol

Author : Bernhard Schlamadinger
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Economic Potential of Land use Change and Forestry for Carbon Sequestration and Poverty Reduction

Author : Oscar Cacho
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Introduction; The greenhouse effect and global warming policy; The market for emission reductions; Accounting for carbon sequestration; A model of project participation; Analysis of project design; Farm heterogeneity and other issues affecting project feasibility; Conclusions.

A Shared Research Agenda for Landuse Landuse Change Forestry and the Clean Development Mechanism

Author : Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
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IPCC Special Report on Land Use Land use Change and Forestry

Author : R. T. Watson
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Land Use Land Use Change and Forestry

Author : John Dowens
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Special Issue Land use Land use Change and Forestry in the Kyoto Protocol

Author : Bernhard Schlamadinger
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Sinks Table Options Paper

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The Kyoto Protocol on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions limits which types of sinks can be used to offset emissions, but allows for negotiations on what & how additional sinks can be used to meet commitments. This paper reflects discussions & current knowledge of this issue, based on input from experts in forestry, agriculture, and wetlands. It provides an update on the international negotiating dynamics and analyzes draft options for enhancing carbon dioxide sequestration in the forest sector. After an introduction, chapter 2 discusses the land-use, land-use change, and forestry issues as currently addressed in the Protocol, and the prospects for negotiations. Chapters 3 and 4 summarizes analyses of forestry options and agricultural soils strategies for sequestering carbon. Issues related to measurement, monitoring, and verification of changes in carbon stocks are presented in chapter 5. The role of wetland conservation in carbon cycling is reviewed in chapter 6, and the final chapter explores the linkages between sinks and the Kyoto mechanisms & other potential emissions crediting & trading mechanisms.

Land Use Global Climate Change

Author : Bernhard Schlamadinger
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Land Use Land use Change and Forestry

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For Policymakers: Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry -- 1. Global Perspective -- 2. Implications of Different Definitions and Generic Issues -- 3. Afforestation, Reforestation, and Deforestation (ARD) Activities -- 4. Additional Human-Induced Activities - Article 3.4 -- 5. Project-Based Activities -- 6. Implications of the Kyoto Protocol for the Reporting Guidelines. A. Authors, Contributors, and Expert Reviewers. B. Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Units. C. List of Major IPCC Reports.