VERIFICATION OF APPLICABILITY OF FOREST GROWTH MODEL AGM IN ELABORATION OF FORESTRY PROJECTIONS FOR NATIONAL FOREST REFERENCE LEVEL
Keywords:forest reference level, modelling, AGM, national forestry accounting plan
Latvia's forest reference level (FRL) should take in account the future impact of dynamic age-related forest characteristics in order to avoid unduly constraining the forest management intensity as a core element of sustainable forest management practice, with the aim of maintaining or strengthening long-term carbon sinks. The basic for calculations of GHG projections is AGM (Forest growth model) and EPIM (Emissions Projections and Inventory Model). The scope of the study is to verify applicability of the AGM model in elaboration of the forestry projections for elaboration of the FRL according to regulation (EU) 2018/841.