Cross River state

Strengthening Forest Carbon Accounting Systems in Cross River State, Nigeria: Sample Design and Work Plan.

Cross River State, Nigeria worked in 2014 with the Nature Conservation and Research Centre and Winrock International to develop a forest carbon sampling framework and enhance the capacity of technicians within the Cross River State Forestry Commission. The aim of the sampling framework is to provide the technical background to allow the State to report forest carbon emissions and removals at tier 2 or 3 IPCC levels. The project included an analysis of existing data, training to local staff and community members on additional data collection, and the development of technical guidance for future carbon sampling designs.

Highlights from the projects include:

  • A technical report and work plan for rolling out statewide forest carbon accounting system.
  • A technical report on the integration of degradation into forest carbon accounting, with a particular focus on logging.

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Technical Report: Strengthening Forest Carbon Accounting Systems in Cross River State, Nigeria: Sample Design and Work Plan
A report highlighting existing biomass and forest carbon assessment work in Cross River State, results from preliminary data collection efforts, and proposing a future sampling design to allow the state to progress towards Tier 2/3 forest carbon inventories.

Technical Report: Addressing Degradation
A report providing preliminary guidance on integrating emissions from degradation, particularly from logging (a primary driver of degradation in the state), into the states forest carbon accounting framework.