Forest monitoring and assessment
Finland-FAO Forestry Programme
The agreement on the Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing Climate Programme was signed between the Government of Finland and FAO in March 2009 at FAO headquarters, Rome. The programme aims at strengthening the FAO resources and capacity in methodological and tool development at FAO headquarters and five pilot countries (Ecuador, Peru, Tanzania, Viet Nam and Zambia).
Special emphasis will be in providing tools and methods for multi-purpose forest inventories and for REDD+ monitoring and climate change adaptation, supporting the collection of quality forest resources data on which to base policy decisions in forestry and establishing closer links between NFMAs and NFPs. The programme collaborates with UN-REDD (United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), bilaterally funded NFMA/NFI projects, international organizations and NGOs.