UN-REDD Launches Multiple Benefits Mapping Toolbox

6 January 2012: The UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has developed an ArcGIS toolbox for multiple benefits analyses under reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+).

These analysis tools help identify, map and understand the spatial relationship among ecosystem carbon stocks, other ecosystem services, biodiversity, land use and pressures on natural resources. The development of the toolbox was funded by the UN-REDD Programme and the German Environment Ministry (BMU) through its Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). [UN-REDD Press Release] [REDD Multiple Benefits Mapping Toolbox]