Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP)

Project leaderDaniel Murdiyarso
Emaild.murdiyarso@cgiar.org
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Project statusCLOSED
Project start2012-10-01
Project end2016-12-31
Objectives : To provide policy makers with credible scientific information needed to make sound decisions relating to the role of tropical wetlands in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategiesExpected impacts : To provide policy makers with credible scientific information needed to make sound decisions relating to the role of tropical wetlands in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategiesMethod : Building upon the successes and accomplishments to date, the overall goal of the project is to provide policy makers with credible scientific information needed to make sound decisions relating to the role of tropical wetlands in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. The specific project objectives include: (1) Quantify greenhouse gas emissions arising from intact wetland forests and sites that have undergone land cover change; (2) Quantify the carbon stocks of representative tropical forested wetlands of the world and associated land uses; (3) Develop ecosystem C dynamics modeling tools suitable for tropical wetlands and scale-up measurements to landscape, province, or country scales utilizing remote sensing approaches; (4) as an integral part of all research and technical transfer activities incorporate approaches to capacity building and outreach.In this phase (2012-2015) of the SWAMP study (formerly known as TWINCAM) we will expand both the extensive and intensive climate change studies to sites in South Asia, South East Asia, equatorial Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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