The outcome of negotiations in Cancun (COP 16) encouraged developing country Parties to contribute to mitigation actions in the forest sector by undertaking REDD+ activities. As a result, countries will need to identify the most precise and cost-effective methods for assessing and monitoring carbon stocks, and develop the necessary human capacity to undertake such efforts. In light of these demands and challenges, a joint initiative of the Katoomba Group’s West Africa Incubator for Ecosystem Services, Nature Conservation Research Centre (NCRC), Oxford University, and Ghana’s Forestry Commission (with technical support from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA ) initiated the Ghana Carbon Map Project. The results are now available here.
Posted by Anne Thiel at 12:40pm on 12 August 2011