Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses (REALU) - a whole landscape approach to reducing emissions. Florence Bernard, Peter Minang, Meine van Noordwijk, Elizabeth Kahurani (ASB Partnership, Nairobi, Kenya; [email protected] ). Why REALU?.
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a whole landscape approach to reducing emissions
Florence Bernard, Peter Minang, Meine van Noordwijk, Elizabeth Kahurani
(ASB Partnership, Nairobi, Kenya; [email protected])
Figure 1. Emissions captured and part of land cover change matrix included in the accounts under different REDD scenarios
REALU looks beyond REDD+ to a possible and fair inclusion of all transitions in land cover (trees outside forest, agroforestry systems and community-based forest management) that can achieve carbon storage and emissions avoided.
RED = Reducing emissions from (gross) deforestation: only changes from ‘forest’ to ‘non-forest’ land cover types are included, and details very much depend on the operational definition of ‘forest’
How different is REALU from REDD+?
Figure 2. The four pillars that support a whole-landscape agenda for carbon management
REDD = idem, + (forest) degradation, or the shifts to lower C-stock densities within the forest; details very much depend on the operational definition of ‘forest’
REDD+ = idem, + restocking within and towards ‘forest’ ; in some versions RED+ will also include peatlands, regardless of their forest status ; details still depend on the operational definition of ‘forest’
REDD++ = REALU = idem, + all transitions in land cover that affect C storage, whether peatland or mineral soil, trees-outside-forest, agroforest, plantations or natural forest. It does not depend on the operational definition of ‘forest’
Linking REALU and NAMAs: example of Indonesia ’s emission reduction efforts