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Spatial assessment of carbon stocks of living vegetation at the national level in Lao PDR

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

HETT, C.
Inst. of Geography, Dep. of Integrative Geography, Univ., Bern, Suisse
HEINIMANN, A.
Inst. of Geography, Dep. of Integrative Geography, Univ., Bern, Suisse
MESSERLI, P.
Centre for Development and Environment, Inst. Geography, Univ., Bern, Suisse


Description :
In this study, the AA. present an approach for spatial assessment of vegetation-based carbon stocks. They used Google Earth, Landsat and MODIS satellite imagery and refined the official national land cover data to assess carbon stocks. Their study showed that more than half (52%) of carbon stock of Laos is stored in natural forests, but that 70% of this stock is located outside of national protected areas. It is suggested that the main focus of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in Laos should be on the conservation of existing carbon stocks, giving highest priority to the prevention of deforestation outside of national protected areas.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Geografisk tidsskrift, issn : 1903-2471, 2011, vol. 111, n°. 1, p. 11-26, nombre de pages : 16, Références bibliographiques : 61 ref.

Date :
2011

Identifiants :
eurl : http://rdgs.dk/djg/pdfs/111/1/DJG_1-2011_WEB_11-26.pdf

Editeur :
Pays édition : Danemark, Kobenhavn, Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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