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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation through Alternative Landuses in Rainforests of the Tropics

Objective

The proposal addresses Topic ENV.2008.1.1.5.1 “Addressing deforestation in tropical areas: greenhouse gas emissions, socio-economic drivers and impacts, and policy options for emissions reduction”. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the development and evaluation of mechanisms and the institutions needed at multiple levels for changing stakeholder behaviour to slow tropical deforestation rates and hence reduce GHG emissions. This will be achieved through enhancing our understanding of the social, cultural, economic and ecological drivers of forest transition in selected case study areas in Southeast Asia, Africa and South America. This understanding will facilitate the identification and assessment of viable policy options addressing the drivers of deforestation and their consistency with policy approaches on avoided deforestation, such as Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and degradation (REDD), currently being discussed in UNFCCC and other relevant international fora. At the same time, ways of improving the spatial quantification of land use change and the associated changes in GHG fluxes will be developed, thereby improving the accounting of GHG emissions resulting from land use change in tropical forest margins and peatlands. This will allow the analysis of scenarios of the local impacts of potential international climate change policies on GHG emission reductions, land use, and livelihoods in selected case study areas, the results of which will be used to develop new negotiation support tools for use with stakeholders at international, national and local scales to explore a basket of options for incorporating REDD into post-2012 climate agreements. The project will provide a unique link between international policy-makers and stakeholders on the ground who will be required to change their behaviour regarding deforestation, thereby contributing to well-informed policy-making at the international level.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/soil science/land-based treatment

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-SICA - Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA)

Coordinator

THE MACAULAY LAND USE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
Craigiebuckler
AB15 8QH Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 978 961,25
Administrative Contact
Robin Matthews (Dr.)

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 298 406,40
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annie Ndaya-Kabundi (Ms.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 408 596,40
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 338 262
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kurt Von Figura (Prof.)
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN AGROFORESTRY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 601 551
Address
United Nations Avenue Gigiri
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laksiri Abeysekera (Mr.)
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY RESEARCH
Indonesia
EU contribution
€ 221 026
Address
Jalan Cifor, Situ Gede
16680 Bogor Barat
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Herry Purnomo (Dr.)
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 77 784,75
Address
Idi-ose Oyo Road
200001 Ibadan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
James Gockowski (Dr.)
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE AGRICULTURATROPICAL, CIAT
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 77 785,20
Address
Kilometro 17 Recta Cali
763537 Palmira
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Victoria Eugenia Ramirez (Ms.)
Balai Penelitian Tanah
Indonesia
EU contribution
€ 155 269
Address
Jln. Juanda 98
16123 Bogor
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Husen Suganda (Mr.)
Research Centre for Forest Ecology and Environment
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 110 373
Address
Dong Ngac
844 Hanoi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Phuong Vu Tan (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE AGRICOLE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Cameroon
EU contribution
€ 110 372
Address
Po Box
N/A Yaounde
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Tchienkoua (Dr.)
Instituto Nacional de Innovacion Agraria
Peru
EU contribution
€ 110 373
Address
Av. La Molina 1981 - La Molina
LIMA 12 Lima
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miguel Barandiaran (Dr.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rijerse Margot (Ms.)