The Global Forest Resources Assessment programme (FRA) of FAO is a continuously improving process; each assessment is an upgrade of the former one as the information needs change, new and better data become available and new methods and technologies can be applied. FRA has received technical guidance and support from international specialists through expert consultations organized by FAO, with the support of the Government of Finland, at regular intervals over the last three decades. This online expert consultation is of paramount importance for providing relevant input and guidance for the next FRA2025.
Virtual Plenary of the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)
This is a collaborative event organised by the GFOI Office, hosted by FAO, on behalf of GFOI's Lead partners in the Governments of Australia, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, as well as the international organizations participating in the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), the European Space Agency (ESA), the FAO and the World Bank.
GFOI is a voluntary partnership, which aims to coordinate international support in forest monitoring. Through collaborative action, GFOI supports tropical countries to develop National Forest Monitoring Systems (NFMS) and associated emissions Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) procedures.
The annual GFOI Plenary is the biggest event on the GFOI's calendar. It brings together the global community of practitioners who support tropical countries in forest monitoring MRV. The Plenary aims to share information and ideas, review progress and identify new opportunities for helping countries to improve their forest monitoring capabilities to enable better forest management and ultimately the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Starting on day one the GFOI community will share their reflections from the past and what has learned from forest monitoring and MRV implementation over the past decade or more. On day two, we will then turn our minds to the present and the work of GFOI’s four components before concluding on day three with a look to the future and how the GFOI community can best support countries to meet their ongoing and emerging forest monitoring and MRV needs.
The event will include live interpretation for English, French and Spanish speakers.
Please register here.
WEBINAR - Open and Transparent Forest Data: Innovation and Technology for Climate Action
A key pillar of the Paris Agreement is the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF), which aims to raise ambitions for climate action through transparent country reporting. The development of National Forest Monitoring Systems with open and transparent data can enable action for forest and climate. In light of the climate emergency, it is time to scale up efforts toward accurate, open and transparent forest data, to catalyze higher ambitions under the Paris Agreement.
The FAO webinar “Open and Transparent Forest data: Innovation and Technology for Climate Action” will highlight global and national efforts in the field of forest monitoring that support the implementation of the ETF under the Paris Agreement.
Specifically, the webinar aims to:
- present the “Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector" (CBIT-Forest)” project and its contribution to the ETF under the Paris Agreement;
- present latest digital data sources and related dissemination innovations contributing to the Paris Agreement by promoting transparency and open data, and
- share experience from Bangladesh on data management and transparency.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday 11 November 2020, 14:30 – 16:00 CEST.
To join the webinar session on Zoom, kindly register here.
Please access further information on the webinar here.
联合国生物多样性十年（2011-2020）即将到期，各国政府正着手准备采用2020年后全球生物多样性框架。值此之际，本版《世界森林状况》（SOFO）考察了森林以及利用和管理森林的人类对保护和可持续利用生物多样性所做的贡献。 森林仅占全球陆地面积略高于30％，然而却为绝大多数科学上已知的陆生动植物提供了栖息地。不幸的是，森林及其所蕴含的生物多样性继续受到来自将林地转为农地或对其不可持续攫取的威胁，而且其中大部分都是非法行为。 2020年世界森林状况》评估了迄今为止在实现与森林生物多样性有关的全球目标和具体目标方面的进展，并从保护和可持续发展成果两方面考察了政策、行动和方法的有效性...
First comprehensive portal to track international capacity development support for forest monitoring
The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) has launched a portal - the first such comprehensive platform - to track international capacity development support to developing countries in forest monitoring for climate action.
The portal - the GFOI Inventory of Activities - is a one-stop shop with easy-to-access information on more than 400 forest monitoring activities in 70 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Users can search for information by country or region, by type of forest monitoring activities, and by donors.
"Collecting and disseminating better information on forests is vital for countries and the international community's efforts to take targeted and effective action on climate change," said Hiroto Mitsugi, FAO Assistant Director-General for Forestry.
The portal will help governments and donors identify gaps, share resources, avoid overlaps and explore opportunities for new partnerships to better address the challenges countries face as they develop their National Forest Monitoring Systems.
The portal displays information from the world's leading forest monitoring development partners, including national governments, development practitioners, space agencies and forestry experts.
It is an example of successful collaboration and open information sharing, which is essential in an era of global climate change as big geospatial data and other diverse and usable information becomes increasingly available.
You can access the portal here: http://www.fao.org/gfoi/activities?utm_source=all&utm_medium=all&utm_campaign=GFOI%20Inventory%20of%20Activities
Mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture, fisheries and forestry for improved food security and better nutrition
This document summarizes the online consultation Mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture, fisheries and forestry for improved food security and better nutrition held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 7 May to 1 June 2018. The online consultation aimed at...
Nearly three years ago, world leaders agreed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the central framework for guiding development policies throughout the world. This edition of The State of the World’s Forests is aimed at...
Worldwide, 795 million people go hungry every day. This figure could be reduced, benefiting millions of people, through the wider adoption and implementation of sustainable forest management as a key component of integrated landscape management, resulting in better protected ecosystem services, more...
本报告以事实为依据，全面分析了森林和树木对粮食安全和营养的各种 直接和间接贡献。第 1 章探讨了森林与粮食安全和营养之间的联系，并基于 管理标准提出了概念框架和森林分类方法。第 2 章深入分析了森林和树木对 粮食安全和营养的各种贡献渠道。第 3 章回顾了全球森林状况，提出了通过 促进林业来改善粮食安全和营养所面临的挑战和机遇。第 4 章以提供解决办 法为导向，讨论该如何以可持续方式优化森林和树木对粮食安全和营养的贡 献。