Forest Assessments for Climate Change Reporting

  • Karan Deo Singh
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


The Chapter presents salient features of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) signed at UNCED 1992 and commitment of industrialised countries to stabilize GHG emissions under the Kyoto Protocol (KP) negotiated in 1997 and ratified in 2005. A review is then made of methods of data collection and reporting used by industrialized countries. Finally, potential approaches for data collection and reporting by non-industrialize countries are presented including definition of forests and Kyoto lands, methods of inventory, remote sensing and mapping, , assessment of Carbon, above and below ground, and monitoring and verification.


Aboveground Biomass Kyoto Protocol Forest Inventory Coarse Woody Debris National Forest Inventory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academy of Forest and Environmental SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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