International Forest, & Environmental Development
In the past decades, deforestation and forest degradation accounted for about 20% of greenhouse gas emissions showing that the mitigation of global warming cannot be achieved without the implication of forest contributions in international agreements. At 2007 Bali UNFCCC meeting (COP-13), an agreement was reached on “the urgent need to take further meaningful actions to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)”. Since then, the idea has evolved to REDD+, which is more than just avoided deforestation.
It is all measurable and verifiable reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation as well as sustainable management of forests, conservation of forest carbon stocks and enhancement of carbon stocks. REDD+ .has gained influential support from many international organizations including the World Bank, FAO, ITTO, GEF, UNDP, UNEP and the involvement of most of the UN countries. As a result the UN-REDD has been created in 2008 as a partnership to assist countries in addressing certain measures needed to effectively participate in the REDD mechanism. Sustainable management of forest ecosystems and REDD+ are crucially needed in all latitude to allow that forests contribute in the mitigation of climate change effects in our daily live.
Inventory design, data acquisition and processing: field measurements, establishment of permanent sampling plots, abundance/ dominance appraisals, minimum area determinations, biodiversity inventories, assessment of forest goods and services, statistical sampling
Analysis of physical, biological, ecological, conditions of forest resources and recommendation for best practices that minimize impacts on environment
National forest inventory, Forest management inventory, Forest exploitation inventory
Development of management plans for forest companies