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LEAF launches South and Southeast Asia REDD+ Atlas
July 04, 2012
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) program, jointly implemented by Winrock International, SNV and Climate Focus, is proud to present the LEAF South and Southeast Asia REDD+ Atlas! The Atlas was launched yesterday by Peter Stephen, LEAF’s Forest Management and Climate Change Advisor, at the “Low Emission Land Use and Forest Planning in Southeast Asia” Workshop in Bangkok. The LEAF Atlas provides a standardized source of information for the larger South and Southeast Asia region by presenting a comprehensive collection of the most relevant, current and trusted datasets available to the public.
The atlas includes maps and tables of a range of data sets relevant to REDD+ including forest cover, biomass carbon stocks, and carbon emissions from deforestation. In addition, data are provided for a series of associated land-based biophysical and socioeconomic factors that can be used to understand past patterns of land cover and land use change. The Atlas is meant to serve as a resource to a range of stakeholders who are working with, or interested in, forestry, land use, and climate change in the region.
Please click here to view the atlas.
Keywords: Asia, Forest, LEAF, REDD, REDD+ Atlas, Southeast Asia