Evaluation of carbon emission from tropical peatland in central Kalimantan, Indonesia and technology transfer of the evaluation method

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Yohei Hamada, Nobuyuki Tsuji, Hidenori Takahashi, Yukihisa Shigenaga, Eli Nur Nirmala Sari, Rumi Naito, Gun Gun Hidayat, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Shigeru Takahara, Nina Yulianti, Yusurum Jagau and Mitsuru Osaki
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Proceedings of the 15th International Peat Congress
carbon emission, groundwater level, REDD+, technology transfer, and tropical peatland



As a part of a technical cooperation for REDD+ in Indonesia, the authors organized existing methodologies into a set of estimation models that can be utilized by Indonesian authorities for estimating carbon emission from tropical peatland. Annual carbon emissions from peat decomposition and peat burning were estimated by groundwater levels, whose spatial distribution had been estimated from soil moisture data. Twice five-day-long on-site training courses were held to transfer these methodologies to Indonesian authorities. In addition, five members who are capable of operations on GIS and satellite imagery were selected from the trainees and dispatched to Japan...