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JIFor: Joint Implementation initiative for forestry-based climate mitigation

Leader: Dr Robert Matthews (Forest Research)

JIFor was led by Dr Robert Matthews (Forest Research) with 18 co-investigators from Joanneum, Forest Research, TÜV SÜD, GfA Envest, Forest Research Romania, WWF Russia, Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance

This project developed a site-based assessment of the potential for mitigation through the Joint Implementation Kyoto mechanism. Its focus has been on embedding more carbon science into carbon accounting methods. Its three forestry demonstration projects (demonstrating the mitigation potential from forest conservation, improved forest management, and avoided forest degradation) are state-of-the-art projects developed by a leading team of brokers and scientists, and are certifiable under the JI mechanism.