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This report on Definitions and Methodological Options to Inventory Emissions from Direct Human-induced Degradation of Forests and Devegetation of Other Vegetation Types is the response from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to an invitation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC) . The report was prepared in cooperation with the preparation
of the other report under the IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Programme (IPCC-NGGIP), on Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (GPG-LULUCF).
The report discusses:
- Alternative definitions
and provides possible framework definitions for countries to
- Methodological options
to inventory emissions from degradation and devegetation activities;
- Approaches to reporting
and documentation; and
- Implications of
methodological and definitional options for accounting under the provisions of
Article 3.4 of the Kyoto Protocol (including issues of scale, costs and
Guidance on possible methodologies for estimation of greenhouse gas emissions or removals provided in this
report draws substantively on the GPG-LULUCF.
adopted/accepted by the IPCC Plenary at its 21st session held in
3-7 November, 2003.
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