A step by step guide to making maps of vegetation carbon stocks


A follow on from the 5th Building Carbon Bridges across Africa workshop 

I’ve just come back from leading a training workshop in Accra, Ghana, as part of the Building Carbon Bridges across Africa project. For me this was a very useful and informative workshop, and I hope very much that the 12 participants from African government ministries and forestry departments learned some useful new skills. I’m writing this blog post to share some of the training I conducted in that workshop more widely. 


I want to start by explaining a bit about the Building Carbon Bridges initiative. Building Carbon Bridges is one of an increasing number of South-South collaborations for REDD+, funded by western organisations. Ghana has recently developed a high-resolution carbon map, and has considerable expertise on other aspects of the Monitoring, Reporting and Validation (MRV) process, creating registries, and integrating sub-national projects (“nesting”). This project was set up to allow Ghana…

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