DEVELOPMENT OF HOUAPHAN REDD+ PROGRAM
HOUAPHAN PROVINCE, LAOS
The Laos-German Climate Protection through
Avoided Deforestation (CliPAD) Project is one
of the first and largest REDD+ programs in
Laos and one of the first subnational programs
in Asia to be developed according to the
VCS Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR)
requirements of the Verified Carbon Standard.
As the key technical partner to the project, our
services include support on program design,
capacity building, district prioritization and
selection, leading the province-wide biomass
inventory, data analysis and the establishment
of the provincial reference emission level.
LAOS NATIONAL FOREST INVENTORY PILOTING
KHAMMOUANE PROVINCE, LAOS
Five years after Laos's first National Forest
Inventory, the country had only a collection
of decentralized and inconsistent datasets.
Working together with the Japanese Kokusai
Kogyo Co. (KKC) and its strategic partner,
Winrock International, we assessed the
feasibility of adopting a new inventory approach
and pioneering data recording techniques.
We supported the technical design and
implementation of the nationwide inventory
piloting process and conducted the ground-level
trainings necessary to launch the second ever
National Forest Inventory by 2016.
DRONES FOR FOREST MAPPING AND MONITORING
Drones enable us to support clients in the
management of smallholder and larger agro-
industrial plantations with greater precision. This
allows for greater yields on the same amount of
land and improved monitoring of land use, water
management and other sustainability issues.
Working with SNV, we provide both support
and primary drone operation services. This
establishes cost-efficient methods to ensure
that systems can be implemented at scale as the
palm oil industry is a patchwork of thousands
of large and small plantation businesses,
smallholders, dealers and traders, spread out
over countries, regions and municipalities.