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21/03/2019
Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in a 2012 Resolution and celebrated annually on 21 March, the International Day of Forests (IDF) celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each IDF, countries are encouraged to organize tree planting campaigns or other activities involving forests and...
18/03/2019
GFOI welcomes SERVIR-Amazonia, the new hub for satellite data, Earth science, local data, and visualization tools across the Amazon Basin. SERVIR Amazonia will be funded by USAID with science and technology support from NASA, and implemented by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and a network of local and international partners...
17/09/2018
To improve its focus on helping developing countries to develop national forest monitoring systems (NFMS) and associated emissions measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) requirements, GFOI is developing a new Country Needs Assessment (CNA) process. The CNAs are a systematic assessment, by countries, of their own needs to operationalize and improve...
14/06/2018
The annual GFOI Plenary was held at the Marriott Hotel Bogota from 12 – 16 March 2018. The Plenary provided a productive forum for global coordination on forest monitoring for MRV issues for REDD+, transparency under the Paris agreement and related fora. It further fostered a large and diverse network...
27/09/2017
Press release | Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Thanks to a major effort to ensure full satellite coverage of the world’s forests, all countries now have the necessary data for annual forest monitoring for the first time ever. The space agencies operating the world’s largest civil Earth observing satellite programmes have declared...
22/09/2017
The GFOI Capacity Building Summit was held at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu Nepal from 18 to 22 September 2017. The Summit was attended by representatives from international organizations and REDD+ countries alike. It provided an opportunity for partners of the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)...
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