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Landsat TM-4 satellite image showing intact forest land in Cameroon in the year 1989 (left); Large deforestation areas of the same are shown in Landsat ETM-7 in the year 2001 (right).
Project Achievements:
► Stakeholder Analysis and Institutional Arrangements:
- Identi cation of stakeholder needs for MRV in the REDD+ process
- Establishment of a REDD+ stakeholder platform
► Emission Accounting:
- Design and implementation of a comprehensive IPCC compliant biomass inventory
- Development of land use change policy scenarios and projections of future deforestation and degradation
► Estimating forest cover and change:
- Establishment of a national framework for wall-to-wall mapping of histo-
rical deforestation in the REDD+ process
- EO-based annual tracking of forest degradation within forest concessions
► Capacity Building and Technology Transfer:
- Training workshops on EO-based monitoring of forest cover change,
spatial and econometric modelling
- On-the-job training on biomass inventory
- Seminars on REDD+ sensitization, REDD+ MRV and Reference Scenario establishment
► The project implemented an effective south-south co-operation by applying experiences obtained in deforestation monitoring and carbon stock accoun- ting in Bolivia in the Congo Basin.
GAF AG would like to thank Friends of Nature Foundation FAN (Bolivia) and Joanneum Research (Austria) for technical support in the implementation of the project. Initial  nancial support for the project was granted by the European Space Agency (ESA). The German Development Bank (KfW) and the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) funded the extension of the project activities beyond the application of Earth Observation technology.

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