Boosting transparency of forest data

Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest)

FAO CBIT-Forest, an initiative that aims to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to collect, analyse and disseminate forest-related data to meet the transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement. [More]

What is CBIT-Forest?

Adopted in 2015, the Paris Agreement encourages all countries to articulate actions to tackle climate change in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and to make these proposed actions progressively more ambitious. Article 13 of the Paris Agreement on climate change requests Parties to provide information to enable progress in achieving NDCs to be tracked, and promote environmental integrity, transparency, accuracy, completeness, comparability and consistency.

The project Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest), aims to strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of developing countries to meet the enhanced transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement, responding to Article 13 and contributing to tackling climate change.

The project is supported by the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) trust fund established under the Global Environment Facility (GEF).


Activities

FAO/GEF CBIT-Forest will support a coordinated global and national forest-related data collection, analysis and dissemination process.

Main components include:

Boost institutional capacity

Supporting developing countries to strengthen their institutional capacity to exchange knowledge and raise awareness of the importance of forest-related data to respond to the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF).

Increase technical capacity

Supporting developing countries to strengthen their technical capacity on data collection, analysis and dissemination of forest-related data to respond to the ETF.

Share knowledge

Sharing knowledge and improving coordination to respond to the ETF.

 

 


The project will target an existing global network of National Correspondents for the FRA 2020 from at least 185 countries and territories. In addition, free flow and sharing of knowledge and information will be promoted through the already existing knowledge networks, including CBIT and Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI).

Scope: Global

Duration: 2 years, 2019-2021

GEF Funding: USD 1.9 million