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Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF)—a Challenge for Developing Countries

The Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF) sector is important for climate change mitigation as it has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sequester carbon. Land use and forestry are intricately linked to how and where people live and sustain themselves, and LULUCF measures can provide global environmental benefits while addressing community benefits.

The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) helps developing and transition countries address LULUCF concerns by investing in projects to help conserve, restore, enhance and manage the carbon stocks in forest and non-forest lands.The purpose of this brochure is to document the GEF’s efforts in the LULUCF sector. The brochure presents strategies for reducing GHG emissions and increasing carbon sequestration.

The brochure also presents the means of calculating carbon benefi ts associated with LULUCF projects.Terrestrial vegetation and soils account for major pools of carbon. These carbon stocks in land-based ecosystems are mostly concentrated in forest ecosystems and wetlands, and are distributed irregularly between tropical and northern latitudes. Tropical forests play a particularly important role in sequestering (fi xing into organic matter) 1 Giga tonne (Gt) of carbon every year, or about 40 percent of the total for land-based absorption (Britton et al. 2007). On a global scale, terrestrial ecosystems trap about 2.6 Gt of carbon
annually (range of 0.9 to 4.3 Gt). This compares with per capita emissions in Brazil of 2.1 t carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 eq) per year (World Bank 2012), and illustrates how important terrestrial carbon sequestration can be.

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