Knowledge reference for national forest assessments - meeting 2003
Part I - Introduction
Rationale - Policy influence
-by Mr. Reidar Persson
- Policy influence of the NFA and how the policies in countries affect the NFA-process should be included. If there is a need to split this chapter, it will be revised later in the process.
- Politicians¿ interest in solid data and expert estimations should be discussed.
- NFA should have a cost benefit analysis, and the level of ambition will be related to the capacity to do continuously implement.
- Investments opportunities.
- Questions to be discussed: Why have things not changed, for example, important information is still missing and existing information is not used? What more information is needed and what should NFA avoid?
-by Mr. Peter Holmgren
- The question 'what information is needed for what purpose' will be discussed and later in the document there will be the technical aspect.
- Alternative approaches ('full cover' vs. sampling) which will lead into the base scenario for the reference.
- Capacity building.
- Aggregation of data and the implications according to different schemes.
- Reliability and credibility will be discussed.
last updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2003