Methodologies - Forestry

VM0029 Methodology for Avoided Forest Degradation through Fire Management, v1.0

Sectoral Scope
14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

Status
Approved
08 May 2015

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This methodology quantifies the greenhouse gas benefits from the implementation of preventative early burning activities in the miombo woodlands of the Eastern Miombo ecoregion of Africa, including regions of Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi. Preventative early burning activities burn with lower intensity and remove fuel load from more intense late season fires. This process results in lower tree mortality and net biomass growth.

Use of the GapFire model projects the growth and mortality of individual trees under different fire regimes and supports a comprehensive set of instructions for determining burn probabilities. Potential revisions to this methodology could recalibrate the GapFire model to include other dry forest ecoregions.

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