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Year: 2006

The Global Terrestrial Observing System’s Panel on Global Observations of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) held a workshop on Monitoring Tropical Deforestation for Compensated Reductions, at Jena, Germany on March 21-22, 2006. At the workshop GOFC-GOLD formed the ad hoc working group to provide technical guidance and support on remote sensing capabilities for monitoring tropical deforestation at the national level in the context of UNFCCC discussions on reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries. The workshop considered current capabilities for monitoring deforestation and forest degradation at global and national levels utilizing satellite data and complemented by in situ validation. The major conclusion was that changes in forest area can be monitored through, such methodologies with confidence. The remote sensing and forestry communities represented at the workshop are ready to provide support on the development of guidelines that can be implemented at the national level The working group is preparing a report to assess technical capabilities for estimating emissions as input to the upcoming SBSTA meeting. 

Year: 2005
This e-learning tool on climate and flood forecast applications in agriculture was developed to assist the Department of Agriculture Extension of the Government of Bangladesh and other interested learners, including disaster managers, to better undertsand the basic concepts and implementation of climate and flood forecast applications in the agriculture sector. This e-learning tool was developed based on the training modules jointly produced and tested by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and FAO under the project "Support to strengthen disaster preparedness in the agriculture sector" in Bangladesh. Additional resources are included in this e-learning tool to make it more interactive and comprehensive.

This methodology presents requirements for development and assessment of a standardized baseline for quantification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in smallholder dairy systems. 1 It also includes guidance for quantification of baseline GHG emissions from dairy production in a defined geographical area within a country, for quantification of project GHG emissions, leakage, and net emission reductions due to project implementation. 

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Papua New Guinea is embarking on its first national forest inventory (NFI) under the arrangements for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)+. The inventory will include not only activities for measuring timber volume and estimating carbon stocks and greenhouse gas emissions but also, significantly, a protocol for the first survey of the nation’s forest biodiversity.

The combined inventory will make it possible to assess the trade-offs between protecting biodiversity and reducing emissions, in order to promote sustainable forest management and improve local forest community livelihoods.

The data produced by Papua New Guinea’s NFI will be instrumental in developing sound government policies to sustainably manage the nation’s biodiverse forest heritage, on which most of the nation’s population depends, for the benefit of present and future generations.