Jakarta, Indonesia – The Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Working Group of the LEDS Global Partnership helped organized a technical workship during August 20-22 in Jakarta for 80 participants from nine Asian countries to discuss integration of forestry and wetlands data into national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, and strategies for building consistent and accurate national-level land cover datasets. Both themes support improved understanding in Asia of sources of greenhouse gas emissions and sinks from the Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector and informed policymaking on GHG management.
The Technical Workshop on Integrating Forestry, Wetlands, and other Land Use/Land Cover Data for Greenhouse Gas Reporting was organized in partnership with the Government of Indonesia, U.S. Department of Interior Land Cover for Climate Program, SilvaCarbon program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, USAID’s Low Emissions Asian Develpoment (LEAD) and Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) programs, the Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Global Forest Observations Initiative, and other regional partners.
Parallel session focused on forestry, wetlands, and land cover/land, and included topics such as guidelines for a nested approach to carbon accounting during a session on data integration and consolidation improving carbon accounting of mangroves and other forested wetlands The AFOLU Working Group promotes low-emission development in the AFOLU sector through training, knowledge sharing, and providing access to tools, protocols and carbon accounting systems.
Presentations from the session and the workshop agenda are available at: https://sites.google.com/site/afolutechnicalworkshop/home.