Quantifying the risk of deforestation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Manners, Rhys y Varela Ortega, Consuelo (2015). Quantifying the risk of deforestation in Latin America and the Caribbean. En: "EGU General Assembly 2015", 14/04/2015-17/04/2015, Viena. p. 1.

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Título: Quantifying the risk of deforestation in Latin America and the Caribbean
Autor/es:
  • Manners, Rhys
  • Varela Ortega, Consuelo
Tipo de Documento: Ponencia en Congreso o Jornada (Otro)
Título del Evento: EGU General Assembly 2015
Fechas del Evento: 14/04/2015-17/04/2015
Lugar del Evento: Viena
Título del Libro: Geophysical Research Abstracts
Fecha: 2015
Materias:
Escuela: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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Latin American and Caribbean countries have seen considerable deforestation due to a complex web of interconnected and interdependent causes, which include agricultural expansion, infrastructure development, social demographics and governmental policies and activity. It is necessary for successful and efficient policy development to understand how variability in these causes can potentially result in increased or decreased deforestation. The purpose of this study is to develop a tool that can quantify the risk, as in the threat or pressure, of potential deforestation, whilst identifying the key indicators that contribute to this risk. This tool will take the form of a composite index that will provide spatial and temporal trends of deforestation risk across Latin America and the Caribbean. The development of the Deforestation Risk Index (DRI) was based upon work performed in the EU project ROBIN1. Indicators of deforestation included in the index were identified based upon the multi-scalar approach adopted in ROBIN- nationally from principal component analysis and econometric modelling, provincially from extensive interviews with experts and farmers (subsistence and commercial) in Amazonian regions of Bolivia and Brazil, and locally from stakeholder workshops in Bolivia, Brazil and Mexico. The identification process was supported by an extensive literature review. In total, 11 indicators were identified and grouped into four components (biophysical, economic, governance and social) capable of explaining the risk of deforestation in Latin America and Caribbean countries.

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