Carbon pools and multiple benefits of mangroves in Central Africa: assessment for REDD+

Carbon pools and multiple benefits of mangroves in Central Africa: assessment for REDD+ Carbon Pools and Multiple Benefits of Mangroves in Central Africa: Assessment for REDD+ provides the knowledge base for improving the management and reducing the deforestation rates of mangroves in Central Africa. It highlights the high ecological and economic values of mangroves, and the threats that exist from urban sprawl and unsustainable timber harvesting to oil and gas exploitation. The United Nations approach for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change was strengthened in 2008 with the addition of sustainable management of forests, and conserving and enhancing forest carbon stocks to the scope of activities, known as REDD+. The high carbon storage and sequestration potential, and the high value of the multiple benefits mangroves provide make them essential coastal forest ecosystems for national REDD+ Strategies and Action Plans.