This project is a cross-cutting topic covering: (1) climate, (2) ecosystems and land use, and (3) the use of resources for sustainable development. This project supported regional collaboration of basic research for developing potential REDD carbon offset projects (goal 1). The project includes both scientist and policy-makers as part of our project team (goal 2). The project includes technical capacity-building in using remote sensing, GIS, and carbon models for implementing REDD carbon offset projects, and in understanding markets for REDD activities (goal 3). Land use change, particularly deforestation, is responsible for approximately 20% of all anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Market opportunities are emerging to support interventions that reduce deforestation rates under “Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation” (REDD) projects. The protocols and methods for establishing REDD projects are complex. Therefore, a regional scoping workshop was conducted to identify potential projects. This workshop titled “Project Scoping and Training Workshop for REDD in Indonesia, Cambodia, and Lao PDR” was held at BPPT and Hotel Arcadia in Jakarta, Indonesia from 19-23 January 2010. It was participated by 30 participants from Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao, and the United States of America. The workshop paved way in the development of future implementation of REDD in each country (Indonesia, Cambodia, and Lao PDR) and identification of prospect sponsorships.
Project • CBA2009-03NSY-Bishry