The CLI-MIT Programme
THE AIMS OF THE CLI-MIT PROGRAMME
- To report forest carbon stocks and stock changes in Irish forests using IPCC good practice guidance and Kyoto convention compatible reporting methodologies.
- Assess the impact of climate change scenarios on forest ecosystems, the development of adaptation strategies, as well as the role of forests in overall climate change adaptation.
- Quantify and better understand the carbon balance of Irish forests and associated uncertainties at local, regional and national scales.
The programme is broadly divided into two core activities:
1) Assessment of the impact of climate change scenarios on forest ecosystems will be done under the ecological site classification and climate change project (CLIMADAPT). There will be collaboration with CARBWARE FORESTC and CARBiFOR projects for adaptation strategies for both future forest and carbon sequestration scenarios (including economic impact).
2) Strategic research and development of a carbon stock change reporting format for all Irish forests (Convention reporting), and for those arising from afforestation and deforestation since 1990 (Kyoto reporting) CARBWARE will form the focal point for dissemination of all research efforts (CARBiFOR II, FORESTC, WOODCARB and CLIMADAPT).