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AFOLU Working Group















Agriculture, Forestry and Land-Use Working Group

A LEDS GP Working Group

Announcements

  • Technical Expert Assistance – MRV Specialist. USFS is seeking the services of an MRV specialist to work with B+WISER and other local partners to design an MRV system for the Philippines. Download the terms of reference to know more about the scope of work.
  • Creating Enabling Environments to Mobilize Private Investment for Green Growth and LED in the Agriculture Sector in Asia, October 2015, Ho Chi Minh City

The LEDS GP Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use (AFOLU) Working Group was first convened at the Asia LEDS Forum in 2013 and was jointly organized by USAID's supported Lowering Emissions in Asia's Forests (LEAF) program and the United States Forest Service (USFS).The AFOLU Working Group serves as a platform for engaging decision makers, practitioners, and researchers while working towards integrating low emissions development activities in the AFOLU sector.

The Working Group promotes and facilitates information, knowledge sharing and adoption for tools and solutions for climate-resilient, low-emission development across the agriculture, forestry and other land use sectors.

Objectives

The WG’s overall, long-term objectives are to:

  • Advance the WG so that it is sustainable and can function well
  • Communicate among stakeholders in the AFOLU sector including regional-, national-, and subnational-decision makers, practitioners, private sectors, and researchers
  • Identify tools that could help facilitate design and implementation of LEDS for AFOLU
  • Identify solutions that could help facilitate design and implementation of LEDS for AFOLU
  • Facilitate and enhance knowledge sharing between stakeholders in the AFOLU sectors in context of climate-resilient and low-emission development
  • Establish expert linkages

Ledsafoluwg leaflet ss 20141023 4 finalised.pdf
LEDS AOFLU WG Pamphlet

Ledsafoluwg framework ppt bs 091114.pdf
LEDS AOFLU WG Framework (Power Point Presentation)

Leds afolu wg membership form ss 20141020 5.pdf
LEDS AOFLU WG Membership Form



2015 Working Group Activities

This section will be updated soon.

News & Events

JOIN US!

The AFOLU WG Membership is open to interested organizations, government agencies and individuals. To become a member, download the membership form and register or email us at ledsafoluwg@gmail.com


Asia LEDS Forum 2014

If you wish to download the materials or view the photos and video,visit the forum page at http://forum2014.asialeds.org/


Upcoming Events

  • Regional Forum on Developing and Financing Low Emissions Development Strategies for the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Sector: Moving from Promise to Practice

July 7-9, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand

  • Creating enabling environments to mobilize private investment for green growth and LED in the agriculture sector in Asia, in October 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Global Landscape Forum: The Investment Case June, 10-11,2015, London (By Invitation)
  • Global Landscape Forum 3 at COP Dec, 5-6, Paris (By Invitation)

Publications

Featured:

Fostering Tropical LED-R.PDF
Fostering Low-Emission Rural Development from the Group Up

Aseanfirealert.pdf
The ASEAN "Fire Alert" Tool?

Each day, satellite imagery provides us information on hotspots in the ASEAN region. Using such data collated by the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC), together with online databases and mapping technologies, we are able to alert you, via your Android Phone App, if an area of interest to you has a hotspot registered on or adjacent to your land.

The ASEAN Fire Alert Tool is able to provide every land manager and owner with the ability to be alerted as soon as a hotspot is present on or adjacent to your land. You don’t have to go to a website every day and look for hot spots, these will automatically be notified to you on your android smartphone and only then do you need to confirm where it is and begin to validate the hotspot as a fire and suppress it.

See more at: http://aseanfirealert.org/



Resources and Tools


LEAF Degradation Decision Support Tool Framework Final v1.0.pdf
Forest Degradation Guidance and Decision Support Tool

The Decision Support Tool provides guidance on how and when to monitor and measure forest degradation, and how to incorporate forest degradation into the framework of a broader REDD+ measurement and monitoring plan. This document developed by Winrock International’s Ecosystem Services Unit and the United States Forest Service as part of the technical guidance series that has been developed by Winrock International’s Ecosystem Services Unit for the USAID Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests Program.

Aseanfirealert.pdf
The ASEAN "Fire Alert" Tool?

Each day, satellite imagery provides us information on hotspots in the ASEAN region. Using such data collated by the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC), together with online databases and mapping technologies, we are able to alert you, via your Android Phone App, if an area of interest to you has a hotspot registered on or adjacent to your land.

The ASEAN Fire Alert Tool is able to provide every land manager and owner with the ability to be alerted as soon as a hotspot is present on or adjacent to your land. You don’t have to go to a website every day and look for hot spots, these will automatically be notified to you on your android smartphone and only then do you need to confirm where it is and begin to validate the hotspot as a fire and suppress it.

See more at: http://aseanfirealert.org/


USAID & LEAF: General Guidance Series and Tools

a) USAID Carbon Calculator

USAID_Carbon_Calculator

This tool allows users to systematically estimate the CO2 benefits and consequent climate impacts of agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) programs worldwide. Emission reductions and removals can be quantified at the sub-national and project level for: forest protection, forest management, afforestation/reforestation, agroforestry, crop management and grazing management.(The Carbon Calculator was not developed under LEAF, but is a key reporting tool used by LEAF to estimate emissions avoided or removed).

b) South and South East REDD+ Atlas, Version 1

South_and_South_East_REDD+_Atlas,_Version_1

The LEAF Atlas provides a standardized source of information for South and Southeast Asia region by presenting a comprehensive collection of the most relevant and current datasets. The Atlas serves as a resource to a range of stakeholders who are working in, forestry, land use, and climate change in the region.

c) LEAF Gender Mainstreaming Strategy & Checklist

LEAF_Gender_Mainstreaming_Strategy_&_Checklist

This document presents LEAF's gender integration strategy along with a checklist to implement and monitor gender issues in LEAF programming. It serves as a guide for project managers and project teams to better mainstream gender into REDD+ and climate change mitigation interventions.

d) International experience with REDD+ and national forest funds

International_experience_with_REDD+_and_national_forest_funds

This paper presents a comparative analysis of the operational aspects of eight existing national and regional REDD+, climate change, and forest protection funds.Vietnamese version http://www.leafasia.org/library/international-experience-redd-and-national-forest-funds-vietnamese

e) Guidelines for Low Emission Land use Planning

Guidelines_for_Low_Emission_Land_use_Planning

Using the global LEDS framework, these guidelines are produced specifically for the AFOLU sectors and will provide guidance and the integration of a range of tools to develop REDD+ strategy documents or low emissions plans for AFOLU.

f) Decision Support Tool: Integrated REDD+ accounting frameworks: Nested national approaches

Decision_Support_Tool:_Integrated_REDD+_accounting_frameworks:_Nested_national_approaches

This decision support tool provides overall guidance on establishing national-level REDD+ accounting frameworks within which project or subnational approaches are integrated.

g) Participatory Carbon Monitoring: Operational Guidance for National REDD+ Carbon Accounting

Participatory_Carbon_Monitoring:_Operational_Guidance_for_National_REDD+_Carbon_Accounting

This operational guidance document describes functional roles of stakeholders at different levels: national, subnational, and local; and how these roles can complement each other and combine to contribute to GHG accounting under a national REDD+ programme.

Technical Guidance Series and Tools on Reference Level Development and Forest Carbon Monitoring

a) Reference Level Framework Document

Reference_Level_Framework_Document

A framework document outlining the overall technical framework for Reference Level (RL) development and Terrestrial Carbon Monitoring System implementation.

The following modules focus on deforestation, but further modules will be developed to describe degradation activities.

a) Module: Activity Data for Deforestation

Module:_Activity_Data_for_Deforestation

Provides guidance for estimating the Activity Data (AD) for deforestation using previously developed spatially explicit datasets.

b)Module: Emission Factors for Deforestation

Module:_Emission_Factors_for_Deforestation

This module describes the steps necessary to create Emission Factors (EF) for deforestation using existing carbon stock data.

c)Module: Estimating Historical Emissions from Deforestation

Module:_Estimating_Historical_Emissions_from_Deforestation

Provides guidance for estimating historical emissions (tCO2e.yr-1) from deforestation based on developed EF and AD.

d) Module: Calculations for Estimating Carbon Stocks

Module:_Calculations_for_Estimating_Carbon_Stocks

This module describes the calculations necessary to estimate carbon stocks and their uncertainty, based on field data collected in a Terrestrial Carbon Monitoring System for REDD+.

e) Reference Level Training Video

Reference_Level_Training_Videos

LEAF has developed three training videos as part of its technical Reference Level training series. The videos demonstrate the use of ArcGIS and IDRISI software to link historical activity data to deforestation drivers (video 1), forest carbon stratification (video 2), and forest carbon sampling design and plot distribution (video 3).

Based on the above technical guidance series, 5 key reports have been produced to support the development of the Lam Dong Province (Vietnam) Provincial REDD+ Action Plan

a) Accuracy Assessment for Forest and Land Use Maps (English version)

Accuracy_Assessment_for_Forest_and_Land_Use_Maps_(English_version)

http://www.leafasia.org/library/usaid-leaf-accuracy-assessment-forest-and-land-use-maps-english-version Vietnamese version:

http://www.leafasia.org/library/usaid-leaf-accuracy-assessment-forest-and-land-use-maps-vietnamese-version

b) Analysis of the raw data of sample plots in NFIMAP Cycle IV (English version)

Analysis_of_the_raw_data_of_sample_plots_in_NFIMAP_Cycle_IV_(English_version)

http://www.leafasia.org/library/usaid-leaf-analysis-raw-date-sample-plots-nfimap-cycle-iv-english-version

Vietnamese version: http://www.leafasia.org/library/usaid-leaf-analysis-raw-date-sample-plots-nfimap-cycle-iv-vietnamese-version

c) Land use, Forest cover change and historical GHG Emissions (English version)

Land_use,_Forest_cover_change_and_historical_GHG_Emissions_(English_version)

http://www.leafasia.org/library/usaid-leaf-land-use-forest-cover-change-and-historical-ghg-emission-english-version Vietnamese version: http://www.leafasia.org/library/usaid-leaf-land-use-forest-cover-change-and-historical-ghg-emission-vietnamese-version

d)Establishment of Forest Status Maps (English version)

Establishment_of_Forest_Status_Maps_(English_version)

http://www.leafasia.org/library/usaid-leaf-establishment-forest-status-maps-english-version Vietnamese version: http://www.leafasia.org/library/usaid-leaf-establishment-forest-status-maps-vietnamese-version

e) Establishing a Reference Level for REDD+ (English version)

Establishing_a_Reference_Level_for_REDD+_(English_version)

http://www.leafasia.org/library/usaid-leaf-establishing-reference-level-redd-english-version

Terrestrial Carbon Standard Operating Procedures Terrestrial_Carbon_Standard_Operating_Procedures

English Version

http://leafasia.org/tools/terrestrial-carbon-measurement-sop-english Vietnamese Version http://www.leafasia.org/tools/terrestrial-carbon-measurement-sop-vietnamese This manual provides standardized field measurements, based on proven field methods, for quantifying carbon emissions and removals from changes land use and management, to provide confidence in results of climate mitigation activities on the land.


Carbon Stock Calculation Tool Manual_Carbon_Stock_Calculation_Tool

This tool calculates carbon stocks based on field measurements taken on the five carbon pools. Outcomes are summed across all plots and all pools to provide an estimate of tons of CO2e per hectare.

Estimating Carbon Emissions Factors from Selective Logging Estimating_Carbon_Emissions_Factors_from_Selective_Logging

This tools estimates emissions from selective logging operations.

Contact Us

LEDS AFOLU Working Group, Global Environment Centre, 2nd Floor, Wisma Hing, 78, Jalan SS2/72, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor DE, MALAYSIA. Phone: + 603 7957 2007, Fax: + 603 7957 7003

E-mails: AFOLU WG Secretariat ledsafoluwg@gmail.com