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Methodological Issues in Forestry Mitigation Projects. Indu K Murthy Centre for Ecological Sciences Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India. Issues. Climate mitigation through forest sector is a contentious issue Technical, social and political

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methodological issues in forestry mitigation projects

Methodological Issues in Forestry Mitigation Projects

Indu K Murthy

Centre for Ecological Sciences

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore, India

issues
Issues
  • Climate mitigation through forest sector is a contentious issue
    • Technical, social and political
  • Uncertainty associated with GHG emission estimates of biological systems high
  • The uncertainty of estimates of carbon emissions is high in the LUCF sector
    • Problems of definitions
    • Biophysical variations that lead to varied estimates
    • Limitations of methods or availability of multitude of methods to choose from
    • Limitations of data
    • Accounting issues
inventory techniques
Inventory Techniques
  • Scientific methods available for estimating C-stock changes in all pools
  • Aboveground biomass
    • Robust field ecological methods available for making estimates of aboveground biomass
      • Plot method adopted 
  • Soil carbon
    • Reliable and feasible methods available
      • Variation due to biophysical factors
      • Difficult to detect small changes over short periods
  • Below ground biomass and woody litter
    • Limited methods available
    • Very little experience w.r.t to BGB
growth rate of c pools
Growth rate of C-pools
  • Serious limitations w.r.t availability of data on growth rates of different C-pools and forestry activities
  • Growth rates available only for certain commercially or economically important forestry species
  • Data for non-commercial forest and horticultural plantation species, naturally regenerating forests and agro-forestry species lacking
  • No database available for BGB & WL
  • Biomass estimation equations restricted to commercially important forest species
baseline development
Baseline Development
  • Knowledge of historical series of conventional practices in the project area, local socio-economic situation, economic trends that may affect the carbon benefits of a project, and other policy relevant parameters required
  • Determining land-use/land-cover change critical to accurately estimating carbon benefits
  • Sound methods necessary in order to state within a level of confidence, how well land-use/land-cover change is predicted.
    • Updated revenue records not available to analyze current land use
    • In many places, revenue records do not tally with ground reality
additionality leakage
Additionality & Leakage
  • Additionality: Not an issue
    • Records available for understanding trends in A&R
    • Plan documents available for projecting future rates of A&R
  • Leakage: Not an issue
    • If in semi-arid zones
    • When wastelands with no or insignificant biomass being considered as potential land categories for project implementation
      • with low or insignificant biomass
      • current dependence of communities low and could be estimated and incorporated into project design
needs
Needs
  • Need to develop biomass estimation equations for various species commonly opted by communities and farmers
  • Develop default values for different species across different ecological zones
  • Rate of change of soil carbon density under different situations – forests, plantation, natural regeneration and agro-forestry situations
  • Urgent requirement to enable cost-effective and successful development of forestry mitigation projects