Tool for comparing value of forest conservation to logging, palm oil

A new tool developed by Lian Pin Koh of ETH Zurich allows users to quickly compare the value of various forms of land use, including oil palm plantation development, logging, and carbon conservation for REDD+ payments.

The web-based tool provides a rough estimate for the net present value of economic activities as well as the impact on biodiversity.

The tool is available at LU Calculator.

land use calculator for economic value in terms of NPV for redd, rubber, cattle ranching, palm oil, timber harvesting/logging, and other activities

Author: Mongabay

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