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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation through Alternative Land-uses in Rainforests of the Tropics

  1. 1. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation through Alternative Land-uses in Rainforests of the TropicsFlorence Bernard1, Robin Mathews2, Peter Minang11 ASB Partnership, Nairobi, Kenya; A.Minang@cgiar.org2 Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, United Kingdom; r.matthews@macaulay.ac.uk The REDD-ALERT project is an FP7 EU project led by the Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen and involves 12 partner institutions from EU and tropical countries, within the ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins. The project runs from 2010 to 2012. Overall goal of the project Objectives of the REDD-ALERT project To provide a unique link between international policy-makers • Understanding the drivers of deforestation and degradation and stakeholders on the ground who need to be encouraged to and the set of conditions that reverse deforestation trends slow deforestation rates in tropical landscapes and, hence, and enhance carbon stocking; reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To do so, REDD-ALERT is • Quantifying rates of forest conversion and change in carbon generating data in four countries (Indonesia, Peru, Vietnam, stocks across forest-agriculture conversions; Cameroon) regarding the drivers of land use change, carbon stocks and changes, policy options, and local stakeholder • Improving accounting methods of GHG emissions from land perspectives and preferences. use change in land uses at tropical forest margins; • Identifying and assessing viable policy options addressing the drivers of deforestation Linking global policy with local incentives • Analysing local impacts of potential international climate for reducing GhG from deforestation change policies on GHG emissions, land use and livelihoods, • Using negotiation support tools with stakeholders to explore options for post-2012 climate agreements; Forest transition in our 4 benchmark sitesDeforestation is not a homogenous process throughout the tropics.Understanding ‘pathways of land change’ – particular chains of Partnersevents and sequences of causes and effects leading to specific land- • Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, United Kingdomcover changes – is crucial for designing appropriate policy • Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgiuminterventions. • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands Cameroon Benchmark sites • Georg August University of Göttingen, Germany • World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya Forest cover (%) • Centre for International Forestry Research, Indonesia ? Indonesia, Peru • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria • Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Columbia • Indonesian Soils Research Institute, Indonesia Vietnam • Research Centre for Forest Ecology and Environment, Vietnam ? • Institut de Recherche Agricole pour le Développement, Cameroon ? Undisturbed Forest Forest, Forest, agricultural • Instituto Nacional de Investigacion y Extension Agraria, Peru forests frontiers agricultural mosaics, plantations mosaics (adapted from Angelsen, 2007) time Funded under EU Framework 7 Dotted arrows with question-marks indicate possible deviations from this trend For more information www.redd-alert.eu/

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