SP 2 - Modelling and measurements of land use specific greenhouse gas emissions

The main objective is to achieve substantial progress in reducing the high uncertainties associated with the assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from land use change and land use management of the global “hot spot” region of Southern Amazonia. The region-specific calibrated and validated model software will be used to simulate different land management effects to elaborate optimized GHG mitigation options. It will be integrated into the computer based decision support system (DSS) of Carbiocial. Furthermore simplified but region- and application-specific emission factors will be developed for local decision makers (basically farmers) and published within a handbook. These are easily expressed as CO2 equivalents and therefore transformed into an economic measure i.e. into “carbon credits”.