• Comparing methods for assessing the effectiveness of subnational REDD+ initiatives

    Bos AB, Duchelle AE, Angelsen A et al.
    Environmental Research Letters
    2017

    Subnational REDD+ initiatives present an opportunity to compare different approaches to quantifying impacts on carbon emissions. This study (1) develops a Before-After-Control-Intervention (BACI) method to assess the effectiveness of 23 subnational REDD+ initiatives in Brazil, Peru, Cameroon, Tanzania, Indonesia and Vietnam; (2) compares the results at different scales; and (3) compares BACI with the simpler Before-After (BA) results.

  • Remote sensing of land use and carbon losses following tropical deforestation

    De Sy V
    PhD dissertation, Wageningen University
    2016

    The need for data on drivers and activities causing forest carbon change have been highlighted as central components in REDD+ readiness efforts. Assessment of direct and indirect drivers on the national level is often lacking or incomplete. This thesis explores the role of remote sensing for monitoring tropical forests for REDD+ in general, and for assessing land use and related carbon emissions linked to drivers of tropical deforestation in particular.

  • Linking community-based and national REDD+ monitoring: A review of the potential

    Pratihast AK, Herold, M, De Sy V et al.
    Carbon Management
    2013

    REDD+ countries are required to establish a national monitoring system. Community-based monitoring (CBM) can be useful for tracking locally driven forest change activities and their impacts. In this paper, we review some of the key issues regarding CBM and options to link it to national forest monitoring systems.

  • Synergies of multiple remote sensing data sources for REDD+ monitoring

    De Sy V, Herold M, Achard F et al.
    Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
    2012

    Remote sensing technologies can provide objective, practical and cost-effective solutions for developing and maintaining REDD+ monitoring systems. This paper reviews the potential and status of available remote sensing data sources with a focus on synergies among various approaches and evolving technologies.

  • An assessment of deforestation and forest degradation drivers in developing countries

    Hosonuma N, Herold M, De Sy V et al.
    Environmental Research Letters
    2012

    Countries are encouraged to identify drivers of deforestation and forest degradation (DD) in the development of national strategies and action plans for REDD+. In this letter we provide an assessment of proximate drivers of DD by synthesizing empirical data reported by countries as part of their REDD+ readiness activities and scientific literature.