Forest Resources Assessment Working Paper 142



Forest monitoring and assessment for climate change reporting: partnerships, capacity building and delivery





P. Holmgren, L.-G. Marklund, M. Saket & M.L. Wilkie

November, 2007


Disclaimer

Forest Resources Assessment Working Papers report on issues and activities in the forest resources assessment field. These working papers do not reflect any official position of FAO. Please refer to the FAO website (www.fao.org/forestry) for official information.

The purpose of these papers is to provide early release of information on ongoing activities and programmes and to stimulate discussion.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

For further information, please contact fra@fao.org or
Mette LÝyche Wilkie
Senior Forestry Officer
FAO Forestry Department
Viale delle Terme di Caracolla
00153 Rome, Italy
e-mail: Mette.LoycheWilkie@fao.org

Bibliographic citation: Holmgren, P., Marklund, L.-G., Saket, M. & Wilkie, M.L. 2007. Forest monitoring and assessment for climate change reporting: partnerships, capacity building and delivery. Forest Resources Assessment Working Paper 142. FAO, Rome. www.fao.org/forestry/fra

© FAO 2007


Contents

(Download Full PDF version - 790 KB)


 

Abstract

Introduction

Part I: FAO’s partnership with developing countries – opportunities for the REDD process
1. Background
2. Improving national forest monitoring and assessment
3. Global forest resources assessments and international forest reporting
4. Opportunities for future collaboration with countries
5. References

Part II: National forest monitoring systems – purposes, options and status
1. Introduction
2. Purposes of national forest monitoring
3. Options for national forest monitoring
4. Status of national forest monitoring
5. Discussion
6. References

Appendix 1. Progress in countries of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations working with FAO to establish comprehensive national forest monitoring and assessment systems
1. Bangladesh
2. Cameroon:
3. Colombia
4. Congo
5. Costa Rica
6. Ecuador
7. Guatemala
8. Honduras
9. Kenya
10. Nicaragua
11. Nigeria
12. Uruguay
13. Uganda

Appendix 2. Method and approach of the FRA 2010 Remote Sensing Survey