Capacity Building Program on the Opportunity Costs of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Land Use Change

Published on 26 January 2010

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Start Date: 3 June 2009 | End Date: 30 June 2010


The goal of this capacity building program is to provide developing countries with information, knowledge and awareness of REDD opportunity costs in order to enhance their understanding of the land management aspects of REDD, and strenghen the development and implementation of their REDD (Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) strategies.

The program has the following objectives:

1. To develop robust methods and tools for advancing opportunity cost analysis of foregone land use change in forest landscapes, acknowledging and including the wide range of forests and other land use types in those landscapes.

2. To support professionals working in relevant national organizations (governmental, university, non-governmental) to understand, adapt and use the analytical methods and interpret the results.


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