Potential mitigation contribution from agroforestry to Viet Nam’s NDC

Viet Nam is among the 196 Parties in the Paris Agreement that has committed to low-emission development pathways. The country has formulated national climate change mitigation strategies that relate to forestry and agricultural sector, with a potential revision in 2019 that can include agroforestry (AF), provided that the potential mitigation contribution from this sector can be monitored and reported. This paper presents two approaches to measurement and reporting of AF, based on potential expansion domain (PED) of main AF systems in different regions across the country and the spatial distribution of trees outside forests (TOF), to estimate the potential mitigation contribution from AF, represented by total aboveground carbon (C) sequestration at national scale.