National Workshop cum Advance Training on Use of Geo-informatics for Mapping and Modeling Forest Carbon Stocks in Nepal

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Background


Tropical forests cover about 15% of the world’s land surface and contained about 25% of the carbon in the terrestrial biosphere. But they are being rapidly graded and deforested. Deforestation alone is probably responsible for 18% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Clearing of tropical forest also destroys globally important carbon sinks that are currently sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere and are critical to future in climate stabilization. Quantifying carbon in forests is increasingly important for monitoring and reporting requirements in order to plan/know the productivity, nutrient allocation, fuel accumulation, carbon cycle etc. in terrestrial ecosystem.

Forest ecosystems are the living biomass includes the above-ground and below-ground mass, such as trees, shrubs, vines, roots and the dead mass of fine and coarse litter associated with the soil. Biomass governs the potential carbon emission that could be released to the atmosphere due to deforestation. Accurate delineation of biomass distribution at scales from local and regional to global

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