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LulucF Lab: exploring mitigation scenarios and plans in the LULUCF sector

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The Land Use, Land Use Changes and Forest (LULUCF) sector contributes significantly to many MAPS countries’ emissions. The LulucF Lab is a learning workshop focused on the mitigation and socio-economic impacts in the LULUCF sectors, with a special focus on forestry, sustainable energy use and the socio-economic implications of mitigation in this sector. The possible mitigation actions from this sector need to be explored as well as how LULUCF can be dealt with in establishing overall long-term mitigation scenarios and plans.

The objectives of the Lab are:

  • To exchange experiences on approaching mitigation actions and their co-benefits in the LULUCF sectors
  • To better understand mitigation potential in forestry and land use for national mitigation planning
  • To discuss methodologies for data collection, modelling of LULUCF emissions and socio-economic impacts of mitigation actions in the sectors
  • To discuss how better to link LULUCF models with overall macro-economic and other sectorial models.

The LulucF Lab was held in Iquitos, Peru from the 25th to the 27th of September 2012, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon where almost all the deforestation drivers come together. The Iquitos region contains 88% of the total national forested area of Peru and it provides a useful context for considering the implementation of carbon-based Payment for Ecosystem Services because of the combination of high overall carbon stocks and the large spatial variation in deforestation.

Factsheets from the Lab will be made available online after the Lab.

This image is courtesy of Wendee Holtcamp.

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