Carbon Benefits Project
WWF is partnering with Michigan State University, the World Agroforestry Center, and the Center for International Forestry Research to develop an innovative system for measuring, monitoring, and managing carbon in a diverse range of landscapes. The partnership, part of the Global Environment Facility and United Nations Environment Programme’s Carbon Benefits Project (CBP), will help enable some of the world’s poorest people in the most vulnerable places to obtain the benefits of carbon sequestration.
The CBP is an innovative solution to a persistent problem: how to measure terrestrial carbon, particularly on complex landscapes. The CBP provides a cost effective system that integrates the latest remote sensing technology and analysis, ground based measurement, and rigorous statistical analysis.
The partnership is developing a state-of-the-art methodology for measuring, monitoring and reporting carbon baselines and outcomes from project activities related to terrestrial ecosystems. It will provide tools to help people select agricultural and agroforestry options to decrease carbon emissions, increase carbon sequestration, and improve related environmental, social, and economic benefits. These tools will be centralized in a web-based portal that will be accessible to a wide range of users to monitor and manage carbon goals.
MPO Program Representative
WWF Senior Fellow