A REDD project proposal, or the Project Design Document submitted to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Organization, requires maps and statistics of GHG emissions, based on various scenarios and standards. The new REDD analysis tool within Land Change Modeler facilitates the creation of these VCS outputs at the specified reporting intervals.
This video, utilizing Madagascar data from Conservation International, highlights how to model land use change from forest to non-forest and create baseline prediction maps based on business-as-usual scenarios and calculate the amount of potential GHG emissions from such predicted forest loss. The Land Change Modeler software also allows you to quantify reductions in GHG emissions in both the project and leakage areas if a REDD project were to be implemented.
This video is one of several videos directly related to the widely-used Land Change Modeler application. IDRISI’s Land Change Modeler is becoming the de facto modeling software for developing REDD projects. This particular video follows on from the REDD Baseline Modeling video. It is recommended that you watch the other videos as well to gain a better appreciation of the complexities involved in modeling land use change.
Other videos on the Land Change Modeler application within the Resources section of the Clark Labs website, www.clarklabs.org, include:
Introduction to Land Change Modeler in IDRISI
Predicting Land Cover Change with Land Change Modeler in IDRISI
REDD Baseline Modeling with Land Change Modeler in IDRISI
Clark Labs is based within the world-renowned Graduate School of Geography at Clark University and is the developer of the IDRISI Selva geospatial software for monitoring and modeling the Earth system.
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