REDD-PAC Data and Models

New Data for Brazil and the Congo Basin

One of the aims of the project is to produce new open access datasets of land use and land cover for Brazil and the Congo Basin. INPE is producing a new land cover map for Brazil for years 2000 and 2010, based on a best combination of existing sources.

GLOBIOM Adaptation for Brazil and Congo Basin

A global land use model (GLOBIOM), developed by IIASA, will be used to support high resolution REDD+ planning. GLOBIOM projects land use change by spatially modelling supply and demand for competing agricultural, bioenergy and forest commodities. The project will use GLOBIOM for analysis of different land use policies (including those addressing biodiversity priorities), with a focus on Brazil and the member countries of the Central African Forests Commission (the Congo Basin).

INPE is working on adapting GLOBIOM to account for important issues related to land policy in Brazil, such as protected areas, transportation costs, land use intensification and deforestation restriction.,

Use of Geo-Wiki in REDD-PAC

The Geo-Wiki Project is an IIASA project that is building a global network of volunteers to help improve the quality of global land cover maps. Volunteers are asked to review hotspot maps of global land cover disagreement and determine, based on what they actually see in Google Earth and their local knowledge, if the land cover maps are correct or incorrect. Their input is recorded in a database, along with uploaded photos, to be used in the future for the creation of a new and improved global land cover map. Geo-Wiki is being used in REDD-PAC to improve land use and land cover maps for Brazil and the Congo Basin.

Geo-Wiki project website

Geo-Wiki branch for agriculture

Geo-Wiki branch for biomass

Project Partners

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

National Institute for Space Research - Brazil

Commission des forets d'Afrique Centrale/Central African Forests Commission

United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada

Funding Organization

Germany International Climate Initiative

Endorsed by

Global Land Project