New Carbon Mapping Devices Allow Verification Of REDD Deforestation Goals

GreenTracker| Scientists from the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology, with colleagues from the World Wildlife Fund and in coordination with the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment (MINAM), have developed new maps that allow the accurate monitoring of carbon storage and emissions in tropical forest vegetation and land-use practices.

The UN REDD initiative, which is designed to reward countries for reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation, lacked a reliable monitoring system. Scientists believe they have solved the challenge, with the new mapping technology. via Science Daily

REDD was one of the few international initiatives that had widespread international support, including from the US delegation, in Copenhagen.

More reading: REDD: One Proposal for Immediate Action on Deforestation