IARC Natural Resources Management II Program: Wetlands Global Carbon Survey

Project leader Daniel Murdiyarso
Email d.murdiyarso@cgiar.org
Location Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines
Project status CLOSED
Project start 2010-09-30
Project end 2012-09-30
This program analysed a global effort to fill a major data gap in REDD+, that of carbon storage, especially belowground carbon, in peatlands, mangroves, and other wetlands. The USFS and CIFOR have begun this initiative on a small scale in Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh. This project scaled up those efforts to a multi-year, hopefully multi-donor, global initiative that implemented inventory on the carbon storage of all the major wetland ecosystems using a standardized approach. USFS and CIFOR provided technical backstopping and leadership to create a multi-institutional network that carries out the surveys using common methodologies. After a survey of needs and gaps, the program supported the development of emissions factors for different types of human wetland management such as draining, flooding, deforestation, and conversion to agriculture; estimating CO2, methane, and other gases. Field implementation conducted with local partners such as universities, NGOs and government research agencies to build local scientific expertise.


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