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TitleCarbon stocks in Nunukan, East Kalimantan: a spatial monitoring and modelling approach. Report from the carbon monitoring team of the Forest Resources Management for Carbon Sequestration (FORMACS) project
EditorBetha Lusiana, Meine van Noordwijk and Subekti Rahayu
PublisherWorld Agroforestry Centre - ICRAF, SEA Regional Office
City of PublicationBogor, Indonesia
Number of Pages98
Call NumberBK0083-05
KeywordsCarbon, Nunukan, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Stock
The report describes a RaCSA (Rapid Carbon Stock Appraisal) that is build on four elements: 1. Socio-economic survey at household level aimed at understanding current land use patetrns and the alternatives available. 2. Carbon stocks measurement at plot level in representative land use categories. 3. Analysis of current land use and recent land cover change using remote sensing analysis. 4. Landscape simulation modelling to explore how scenario changes the drivers of land use and how land use change are likely to affect both livelihood opportunities and landscape level carbon stocks. The main conclusion for the Nunukan district in East Kalimantan that there are no ready 'alternatives to illegal logging' yet that can provide income substitution; only with a substantial increase in the profitability of agroforestry options will that land use become competitive. Restrictions on logging that conserve carbon stocks are bound to reduce income for the short term and a substantial compensation payment may be needed.
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