Scoping and feasibility studies of bamboo plantation for implementation of REDD+ activities in the North-Eastern states of India

Land is source and sink of carbon dioxide due to anthropogenic and natural drivers. Global models estimate net carbon dioxide emissions of 5.2 ± 2.6 GtCO2eq yr–1 (likely range) from land use and land-use change during 2007–2016. Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) activities accounted 23% (12.0 ± 2.9 GtCO2eq yr–1) of total net anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (IPCC, 2019). Reduction in the emissions from the forest and land use sector is an efficient way out to stabilize and reduce the further increase of the atmospheric concentration of CO2 to mitigate the impacts of climate change. REDD+ is an important climate change mitigation mechanism in developing countries agreed to the Country Parties of UNFCCC. Implementation of REDD+ activities will provide financial incentives in the form of resultbased payments to the developing countries.