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Table 1 Characteristics of the countries selected for the case study (taken from FAO's Global Forest Resources Assessment [6])

From: Reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD): a climate change mitigation strategy on a critical track

Country Category* Forest area 2005
[1000 ha]
Carbon stock
[tC/ha]
Forest area development,
based on 2000-2005)
[1000 ha/year]
Carbon stock 2005
[Mt]+
ΔBL
[%]
Carbon stock 2010,
according to baseline
[Mt]
Bolivia HFMD 58,740 66.63 -270 3,914 -2.30 3,824
Cameroon MFMD 21,245 63.05 -220 1,340 -5.18 1,270
Gabon HFLD 21,775 137.11 -10 2,986 -0.23 2,979
Indonesia HFHD 88,495 50.10 -1,871 4,434 -10.57 3,965
Madagascar LFLD 12,838 186.09 -37 2,389 -1.44 2,355
  1. HF = high forest area, LF = low forest area, MF = medium forest area
  2. MD = medium deforestation rate, LD = low deforestation rate, HD = high deforestation rate
  3. * according to Griscom [7]
  4. + it is assumed that carbon stock 2005 (Ct1) is the RME
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