Low-Carbon Technologies: Land Use and Forestry Measuring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV)

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Monitoring of forestry carbon sequestration can take place at multiple levels.  Most monitoring takes place at the project level, but emissions are measured at the national level.  In order to ensure adequate monitoring, standardized methods and protocols should be developed, and data should be gathered to establish national forestry baselines.  Many techniques and methods for measuring carbon pools in forestry projects are already well-established and used in many parts of the world.  However, the methods could be improved, and remote sensing and monitoring technologies could prove instrumental in bringing about these improvements.