Research in Climate Change and Environment
The international community recognises reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) as one of the most critical components of national and international strategies for mitigating climate change.
We focus on the following areas:
Large international collaboration project: I-REDD+
Impacts of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Carbon Stocks (I-REDD+).
The I-REDD+ project is funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.
The aim is to ensure that the implementation of a future REDD+ mechanism is based on the highest level of knowledge on:
- carbon storage in landscapes
- monitoring technology
- potentially negative impacts on local livelihoods
- governance structures for managing payments.
IAMO (Leibniz Institut fur Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa), UBER (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), UEA (University of East Anglia), UE (University of Edinburgh), IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le developpement), UBERN (University of Bern), KIB (Kunming Institute of Botany, China Academy of Sciences), CARES (Trung Tam Sinh Thai Nong Nghiep, Vietnam), NUOL (National University of Laos), WWF-Indonesia, CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research), ICRAF (World Agroforestry) Centre og NORDECO (Nordic Agency for Development and Ecology, Denmark).