|Project title||: Project title :Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Degradation in the Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape (PPLS)|
|Project contact||: Dr. Florencia B. Pulhin
|Timeframe||: April - August 2009|
|Funding||: Conservation International-Philippines|
|Location & Partners||: Penablanca, Cagayan, Philippines
About the Project:
LULUCF is one of the key sources of CO2 emissions globally. In the Philippines, estimated emissions from this source was about 37 MtCO2e, representing 28% of the national annual emission of about 129 MtCO2e in 2004. Thus, reducing CO2 emissions from this sector will result to significant reduction in the total GHG emissions of the country. In the climate change negotitations, reducing CO2 emissions from LUCF can be compensated under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) scheme. Being a developing country with vast forest degradation, the Philippines might benefit from REDD.
The study aims to determine the potential amount of REDD credits that can be generated from the PPLS through protection of the primary forests. Results show that the project has the potential to prevent a total of 31,085 tons of CO2e from emitting to the atmosphere. Assuming that the price per ton of carbon is USD 5, a total of USD 155,425 can be generated by the project at Year 2030.
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