Find out what we've been up to this month, including details about our LEDS LAC platform's upcoming annual event and the launch of a Community of Practice series on bioelectricity resource potential. [more...]
Who we are
The Working Group is guided by a steering committee of about 15 representatives of organizations, including USAID, RECOFTC, US Forest Service, Global Environment Center (Malaysia), CIFOR, FAO, SilvaCarbon, Winrock International, coordinating with the LEDS GP regional platforms. The current Working Group co-chairs are Robert O'Sullivan (Winrock International) and Adelaine Tan (Global Environment Centre). See the AFOLU Working Group factsheet. Contact us.
Workshops The Working Group has co-organized about eight workshops over the past two years on: Carbon accounting in mangrove ecosystems, forests, and croplands; mitigation and LEDS planning in the land use sector; rice production and accounting; and options to finance land use projects, including engaging the private sector. We expect to co-organize three to four workshops in 2017. Case studies Currently the AFOLU Working Group are working on integrated green growth planning including the land use sector in Thanh Hoa province, northern Vietnam; and on the interaction and potential synergies between LEDS and REDD+ programs and planning in Peru and Guatemala, with the LEDS GP Regional Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean (LEDS LAC). Resource guides, training materials, and tools ASEAN peatland management strategy 2006-2020 RSPO manual on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for management and rehabilitation of natural vegetation associated with oil palm cultivation on peat Guidance on low emission land use planning Accuracy assessment for forest and land use maps From 1990 to 2010, Viet Nam LEAF technical guidance series: Emission factors for deforestation LEAF technical guidance series: Module AD-D: Activity data for deforestation Role of Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Mitigation in INDCs and National Policy in Asia (review draft) Webinars The Working Group is organizing a webinar jointly with LEDS LAC on the relationship between REDD+ activities to date an LEDS planning for late 2016-early 2017. We can jointly organize other webinars if interest is expressed.
Forestry: carbon accounting; mitigation methods: Several countries and organizations (e.g., SilvaCarbon program in Bangkok, Thailand; Asia LEDS Program; LEDS LAC Regional Platform) highlighted the need for more detailed methods for carbon accounting for mangroves; identification of types of finance available for land use activities. The Working Group co-supported and provided experts to technical workshops in 2016, including:
- Regional workshop on incorporating mangroves into national GHG inventories (March 2016, Siem Reap, Cambodia)
- National workshop on mangrove carbon stocks and implications for conservation and management (March 2016, Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
- Panel on “Private Sector involvement in achieving AFLU NDCs : ESGs and banking sector” (ALP Forum, Hanoi, June 2016)
- Presentation on interactions and contradictions between REDD+ readiness planning and finance, and LEDS land use plans (LEDS LAC annual meeting Sept, Panama City).
Technical assistance and other services
The Working Group welcomes requests for short-term technical advice and support at no cost to the requesting organization. Find out more about LEDS GP's Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS (REAL) service.