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Impacts of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Carbon Stocks

Objective

At COP15 in Copenhagen one outcome was a commitment to develop a mechanism for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhancing carbon stocks (REDD+). There is, however, only a limited research basis for such a mechanism particularly with regard to the need for understanding and monitoring the impact of REDD+ activities on climate effectiveness, cost efficiency, equity and co-benefits. I-REDD+ will approach these challenges from a truly interdisciplinary perspective. The overall objective will be to obtain an improved understanding of how the implementation of REDD+ mechanisms may 1) reduce emissions of GHG and maintain or enhance existing stocks of carbon in vegetation and soil of various land cover types; 2) impact livelihoods and welfare of local farming communities and differences between communities; 3) impact biodiversity conservation, and 4) provide a realistic framework for monitoring, reporting and verification of REDD+, including the importance of governance and accountability at multiple levels. To complement other research initiatives we propose to work in the uplands of Southeast Asia in the ‘Heart of Borneo’, Kalimantan, Indonesia, and in the northern parts of Lao PDR and Vietnam, and Yunnan in Southwest China. Rapid land use transitions from forest and shifting cultivation to other, more intensive land use systems and widespread forest degradation are occurring in these areas, making the potential for REDD+ particularly pronounced. Moreover, REDD+ may considerably impact on local economies, because of the high population densities in the region. The partners in I-REDD+ are leading research institutions in Europe and Southeast Asia, international research organizations, an NGO and an SME. The consortium has a strong emphasis on local dissemination and capacity development in order to ensure that project results influence REDD+ policy development at local, national and global level.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER AGRARENTWICKLUNG IN TRANSFORMATIONSOEKONOMIEN (IAMO)
Germany
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HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
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10117 Berlin

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Brigitte Lehmann (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
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Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich

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Jane Bartlett (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
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Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Angela Noble (Ms.)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
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UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
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KUNMING INSTITUTE OF BOTANY CHINESEACADEMY OF SCIENCES*KIB
China
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TRUNG TAM SINH THAI NONG NGHIEP
Vietnam
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Trau Quy Room 201 Gia Lam District
84 Hanoi

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Huyen Nguyen Thi Thanh (Ms.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LAOS
Laos
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Dong Dok Campus
NA Vientiane

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WWF INDONESIA
Indonesia
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CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY RESEARCH
Indonesia
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INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN AGROFORESTRY
Kenya
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United Nations Avenue Gigiri
00100 Nairobi

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Retno Utaira (Ms.)
NORDISK FOND FOR MILJØ OG UDVIKLING
Denmark
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Skindergade 23
1159 Kobenhavn

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Martin Enghoff (Mr.)