Laos

Improved Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Degradation Using Statistical Analyses to Generate Degradation Data in the Mekong Countries

International Partner(s): Boston University,Google Earth Engine,SERVIR-Mekong,SilvaCarbon,USGS
Geographic scope: Regional
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation
Date: 2019 - 2019

Boston University (BU) has developed a degradation algorithm that works within the Google Earth Engine (GEE) platform. The algorithm has been tested extensively in the Mekong region for detecting forest degradation through research funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and will complement ongoing work with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) System for Earth Observations, Data Access, Processing and Analysis for Land Monitoring (SEPAL) and the European Commission-Joint Research Centre that Mekong countries have been involved with in the past two years. To ensure that participants can understand and use the BU degradation algorithm, a training session on GEE will first be delivered in Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic and then a regional workshop will be held (Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Viet Nam and potentially Nepal) to test the degradation methodology and start mapping degradation as a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) activity for reporting.

Laos

Lao GCF Readiness for REDD+

International Partner(s): FAO,GCF
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: ott-18 - apr-20

Lao GCF Readiness for REDD+

Laos

MRV system of FCPF ER Program

International Partner(s): World Bank FCPF
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: ott-19 - giu-21

-Improved C accounting for Recovering Vegetation (RV) forest type (Financed)-Improved C accounting for selective logging (Financed)-SOPs and QA for MRV (Financed)

Laos

Monitoring of Forest Cover Change at Village Level

International Partner(s): GIZ
Country Implementing Partner(s): Department of Forestry and sub-national agencies; Provincial Office of Forest Inspection
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation,Other
Date: 2017 - 2020

Development of a concept to monitor forest-cover change at the village level. The tool is based on Collect Earth and uses Sentinel-2 images for near-real-time monitoring of forest-cover change. It helps to monitor and enforce forest-management plans. It also helps to reward communities that participate in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+).

Laos

Regional GFOI Workshop on Selected Technical Topic

International Partner(s): FAO,SERVIR Hubs,SilvaCarbon,USGS
Geographic scope: Regional
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple,Reporting and Verification
Date: 2018 - 2019

A second regional GFOI workshop is planned for end of 2018, in order to address emerging technical issues that the countries are identifying as they progress with their national mapping efforts. Potential topics include statistical analysis and accuracy assessment of change estimates, data management, etc. The final topic will be decided in consultation with GFOI member countries and partners like FAO, and regional partners like SERVIR-Mekong and SERVIR-HKH. (Note: This activity is listed in the FY18 work plan for the SilvaCarbon Program. Please communicate with the point of contact listed to find out the status and results of the activity.) Aligning reporting from the agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector under Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) and the national greenhouse gas inventory is an important prerequisite for accessing results-based payments. Countries in the region, making progress towards harmonizing the different data sets, are faced with a number of technical and institutional challenges. While many of the key decisions related to data alignment are made at national level, countries can benefit from sharing related experience, progress, challenges and resources. This workshop will discuss operational approaches that can help with data alignment, and bring together senior-level decision-makers, paired with experienced technical staff directly involved in measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) processes. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), FCPF, and other partners such as the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), will collaborate on the workshop organization and opportunities for follow-up activities at country level.

Laos

Regional Training on Forest Landscape Restoration Planning and Monitoring for Meeting National Targets and International Commitments

International Partner(s): FAO,IUCN,SERVIR-Mekong,SilvaCarbon,Universities, NGOs and private sector working on restoration
Geographic scope: Regional
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: 2018 - 2018

Building on the key findings and recommendations from the global SilvaCarbon programme's technical workshop on monitoring forest restoration (December 2017), the Asia Regional SilvaCarbon programme conducted a one-week, hands-on training for a mix of remote-sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) specialists from forestry agencies from selected countries in South and Southeast Asia. The training will help partner agencies to address their mandates for planning and monitoring large-scale restoration efforts, by sharing tools and methods for long-term monitoring, e.g. time series, spatial modelling, etc. The training will be planned in close consultation with senior forestry officials responsible for planning and monitoring forest restoration efforts, in coordination with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and SERVIR-Mekong, and partners such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC). (Note: This activity is listed in the FY18 work plan for the SilvaCarbon programme. Please communicate with the point of contact listed to find out the status and results of the activity.)

Laos

Regional synthesis of GLAD implementation

International Partner(s): SERVIR Hubs,SilvaCarbon,USGS
Geographic scope: Regional
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: 2018 - 2019

In FY17, SilvaCarbon and the University of Maryland (UMD) initiated a collaboration on using the Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) System for forest-cover change detection in Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Nepal. Cambodia and Nepal are already using the GLAD system for developing annual estimates of change.In the Lao People's Democratic Republic, recent discussion with the forest reference emission level (FREL) team (comprised of Department of Forestry staff and Japan International Cooperation Agency technical experts), clarified that for now, instead of transferring the GLAD system, it is better to focus on building technical skills of the Forest Inventory and Planning Division (FIPD) staff for working with open source tools and platforms, and closely collaborate with JICA to ensure uptake on new tools and methods. However, the Lao Department of Forestry expressed interest in learning from other countries on how they applied the GLAD system. In addition, in March 2018, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) convened a global exchange on GLAD system implementation, where countries expressed the need for detailed documentation on GLAD, i.e. workflow steps, key decisions, main outputs and challenges in different countries. To address these requests, in FY19 SilvaCarbon will allocate time and resources for documenting the process of GLAD implementation in Cambodia and Nepal, and similarly in Viet Nam (through the Viet Nam country programme). To present the key findings from the documentation process, as well as to hear from Bangladesh experience with the GLAD system implementation, in FY19 one regional workshop will be convened in collaboration with SERVIR-Mekong and SERVIR-HKH. This will ensure synergy with the regional land-cover monitoring system (RLCMS) for the Mekong and Hindu Kush Himalaya regions.

Laos

Sub-Regional Training on Estimating GHG Emissions from Forest Fires

International Partner(s): FAO,SERVIR-HKH,SERVIR-Mekong,SilvaCarbon
Country Implementing Partner(s): Possible Partner: Forest Inventory and Planning Division (FIPD)
Geographic scope: Regional
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation
Date: 2019 - 2019

Improving the estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forest fires can have significant impacts on the overall estimated GHG-emissions budget from the forestry sector. In September 2018, SilvaCarbon, SERVIR-Mekong, the General Department of Administration for Nature Conservation and Protection (GDANCP), Cambodia, and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), Cambodia, collaborated on delivering training and developing a workflow for assessing the effects of forest fires. Through discussions with other countries in the region, it was identified that they are facing similar challenges and would like to receive technical support to help estimate the GHG emissions from forest fires. In Nepal, this will be linked to an ongoing effort for intensifying the permanent forest plots across the different regions, while in the Lao People's Democratic Republic this will complement the ongoing efforts for detecting and monitoring shifting cultivation. To deliver the training, adapting the work flow developed for Cambodia and using the features of the rural land contract management certificate (RLCMC) developed by SERVIR is proposed. The regional training will be offered to small groups of technical staff from the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Nepal, with the possibility of inviting a couple of representatives from Cambodia as co-trainers.

Laos

Training in TimeSync Remote Sensing Sampling Tool to Improve Classifications of Land Cover Classes for GHG Inventory

International Partner(s): FAO,SERVIR-Mekong,SilvaCarbon,USFS,USGS
Geographic scope: Regional
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation
Date: 2018 - 2019

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Center, and Google Earth Engine (GEE) will deliver regional training in the use of the TimeSync remote-sensing sampling tool, that can be used in combination with Collect Earth to improve land-cover classifications.

Laos

Training on Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT)

International Partner(s): Moja Global,SilvaCarbon,UNFCCC
Country Implementing Partner(s): Ministry of Environment
Geographic scope: Global
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support
Date: 2019 - 2019

Workshop to the Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT), focusing on a systemic approach to MRV, using IPCC Approach 3, and integration of various data sets, Participants reviewed their national land sector policies to determine the minimum requirements for their national MRV systems and checked what improvements are required.

Liberia

Liberia Forest Atlas

International Partner(s): World Resources Institute
Country Implementing Partner(s): Forest Development Authority
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Policy and Design Decisions

WRI has worked extensively with the government of Liberia to create a "Forest Atlas", with information on forest land ownership from multiple ministries.

Liberia

MRV support for REDD+

International Partner(s): FAO,Norway,World Bank FCPF
Country Implementing Partner(s): Liberia Forestry Development Authority (FDA)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation,Reporting and Verification
Date: 2018 - 2019

Technical assistance for the design and implementation of a MRV framework with the development of a Forest Reference (Emission) Level for REDD+ .

Liberia

Reporting for Results-based REDD+

International Partner(s): Norad,PWC (UK)
Country Implementing Partner(s): Norad
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support

Reporting for Results-based REDD+ (RRR+) aims to support 14 tropical forest countries in their efforts to move towards systems of payment for performance in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+). Specifically, the project aims to develop capacity for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the agriculture, forestry and other land-use sectors (AFOLU).

Sri Lanka

Enhancing and bridging knowledge gaps in Sri Lanka's NDC implementation of AFOLU sector

International Partner(s): FAO,GEF
Country Implementing Partner(s): Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA); Forest Authority (PNGFA), and; Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: 2019 - 2021

By 2020 PNG is preparing reports to the UNFCCC under the Paris Agreement Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) with strengthened agriculture and land use sector components including inventories of emissions by sources and sinks, and information necessary to track progress against priority actions identified in PNG's NDC for these sectors.

Madagascar

Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2020 Remote Sensing Survey National Workshop for Madagascar, Antsirabé,

International Partner(s): European Union (EU),International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA),Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC),National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI),Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Geographic scope: Global
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation
Date: 3 February 2020 - 6 February 2020

Following the recommendations from the 23rd session of the Committee of Forestry (COFO), FRA 2020 is conducting a participatory global remote sensing survey (FRA 2020 RSS) with the scope of improving estimates of forest area change at global and regional scales. The FRA secretariat, in collaboration with the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC) and the FAO working group on remote sensing, has developed a worldwide methodology for the FRA 2020 RSS, which is also scalable to national assessments. The scope and the methodological design of the survey were defined on the basis of experiences, in particular from the previous FRA 2010 RSS and taking advantage from technological progress as well as from the increased availability of satellite imagery. OBJECTIVES Provide independent and consistent estimates at global, regional and Global Ecological Zone (GEZ) levels on:• Land use and land cover area in 2018.• Changes in land use area and land cover for the periods 2000-2010, and 2010-2018.• Deforestation drivers.• Develop national capacities in remote sensing.• Build up a global network of FRA RSS experts. IMPLEMENTATION Image analysis is done through visual interpretation using Collect Earth Online software developed under the Open Foris initiative by FAO in collaboration with NASA. More than 35 national and regional workshops will be implemented in 2018-2020 to train about 800 country experts and collect data on 430,000 FRA remote sensing samples. PARTNERS The development and implementation of FRA 2020 RSS strongly relies on partnerships. FRA 2020 RSS counts on financial support from EC and NICFI and technical support from JRC, SLU, NASA, IIASA. Countries are actively engaged in the data collection and image analysis process.

Madagascar

Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) Remote Sensing Survey 2020 Workshop for Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles

International Partner(s): European Union (EU),International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA),Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC),National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI),Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Geographic scope: Global
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation
Date: 2 December 2019 - 7 December 2019

Following the recommendations from the 23rd session of the Committee of Forestry (COFO), FRA 2020 is conducting a participatory global remote sensing survey (FRA 2020 RSS) with the scope of improving estimates of forest area change at global and regional scales. The FRA secretariat, in collaboration with the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC) and the FAO working group on remote sensing, has developed a worldwide methodology for the FRA 2020 RSS, which is also scalable to national assessments. The scope and the methodological design of the survey were defined on the basis of experiences, in particular from the previous FRA 2010 RSS and taking advantage from technological progress as well as from the increased availability of satellite imagery. OBJECTIVES Provide independent and consistent estimates at global, regional and Global Ecological Zone (GEZ) levels on:• Land use and land cover area in 2018.• Changes in land use area and land cover for the periods 2000-2010, and 2010-2018.• Deforestation drivers.• Develop national capacities in remote sensing.• Build up a global network of FRA RSS experts. IMPLEMENTATION Image analysis is done through visual interpretation using Collect Earth Online software developed under the Open Foris initiative by FAO in collaboration with NASA. More than 35 national and regional workshops will be implemented in 2018-2020 to train about 800 country experts and collect data on 430,000 FRA remote sensing samples. PARTNERS The development and implementation of FRA 2020 RSS strongly relies on partnerships. FRA 2020 RSS counts on financial support from EC and NICFI and technical support from JRC, SLU, NASA, IIASA. Countries are actively engaged in the data collection and image analysis process. Read more: http://www.fao.org/forestry/news/96637/en/

Madagascar

MRV system of FCPF ER Program

International Partner(s): USAID,USFS,World Bank FCPF
Country Implementing Partner(s): National Office of Climate Change, Carbon, and REDD+ (BNCCCR)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: ott-19 - giu-21

-National Grid and NFI support-Carbon accounting support-Capacity building on remote sensing

Madagascar

Madagascar Forest Atlas

International Partner(s): World Resources Institute
Country Implementing Partner(s): Ministry of the Environment and Forests
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple,Policy and Design Decisions
Date: 2017 - 2023

The World Resources Institute (WRI) has worked with the Government of Madagascar to create a "Forest Atlas", with information on forest land ownership from multiple ministries. WRI is also supporting the creation of a nationalized tree cover loss data set (from Hansen et al., 2013) for Madagascar, and will work with Madagascar to update the Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) early-warning alerts.

Mexico

Forests 2020: Improving forest monitoring systems through better application of satellite data

International Partner(s): Carbomap,Ecometrica,UKSA,University of Edinburgh,University of Leicester
Country Implementing Partner(s): El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), Pronatura Sur, Ambio, State Forestry Development Programme (FIPRODEFO)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support
Date: 2016 - 2021

Forests 2020 is a 40-month project from a consortium of United Kingdom experts and international partners led by Ecometrica, which aims to address the technical barriers to improve forest-monitoring systems in six developing countries to support REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) and other aspects of forest governance and biodiversity conservation. The project focuses on three areas of forest monitoring systems:• Improved detection of forest changes, particularly in challenging ecosystems and land- use situations.• Improved mapping of risks and priority areas, particularly ways in which local organizations and district or state-level forest authorities can input and interact with the forest maps and forest change detection.• Digital infrastructure for managing and distributing EO-derived and related information to ensure robustness, consistency, continuity and availability of data products to end users. This project uses Earth Observation (EO) imagery from satellites to improve forest monitoring working with leading experts from the National Centre for Earth Observation in the United Kingdom and with local experts to test new forestry monitoring methods. These new methods will enable our partner countries to use more frequent, better quality data, quicker, improving the national forest monitoring systems

Mexico

Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) Remote Sensing Survey 2020 National Workshop for Mexico, Akumal, Quintana Roo

International Partner(s): European Union (EU),International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA),Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC),National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI),Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Geographic scope: Global
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation
Date: 20 May 2019 - 26 May 2019

Following the recommendations from the 23rd session of the Committee of Forestry (COFO), FRA 2020 is conducting a participatory global remote sensing survey (FRA 2020 RSS) with the scope of improving estimates of forest area change at global and regional scales. The FRA secretariat, in collaboration with the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC) and the FAO working group on remote sensing, has developed a worldwide methodology for the FRA 2020 RSS, which is also scalable to national assessments. The scope and the methodological design of the survey were defined on the basis of experiences, in particular from the previous FRA 2010 RSS and taking advantage from technological progress as well as from the increased availability of satellite imagery. OBJECTIVES Provide independent and consistent estimates at global, regional and Global Ecological Zone (GEZ) levels on:• Land use and land cover area in 2018.• Changes in land use area and land cover for the periods 2000-2010, and 2010-2018.• Deforestation drivers.• Develop national capacities in remote sensing.• Build up a global network of FRA RSS experts. IMPLEMENTATION Image analysis is done through visual interpretation using Collect Earth Online software developed under the Open Foris initiative by FAO in collaboration with NASA. More than 35 national and regional workshops will be implemented in 2018-2020 to train about 800 country experts and collect data on 430,000 FRA remote sensing samples. PARTNERS The development and implementation of FRA 2020 RSS strongly relies on partnerships. FRA 2020 RSS counts on financial support from EC and NICFI and technical support from JRC, SLU, NASA, IIASA. Countries are actively engaged in the data collection and image analysis process. Read more: http://www.fao.org/forestry/news/95802/en/

Mexico

MRV system of FCPF and ISFL ER Program

International Partner(s): Norway,SilvaCarbon,UK,USAID,World Bank FCPF
Country Implementing Partner(s): National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: ott-19 - giu-21

-Post-processing of national land cover and land cover change maps produced with the Satellite Monitoring System of CONAFOR (Financed)-Development and operation of a computer platform for the compilation of GHG inventories for LULUCF under the stock change approach (To be Financed)-Methodological innovation for the detection of deforestation and degradation with the Satellite Forest Monitoring System (To be Financed)-Reduction of data collection costs of the National Forest and Soil Inventory, and development / improvement of protocols for the design, collection, storage and analysis of the information (To be Financed)-Development of a system for early detection of deforestation (To be Financed)

Mexico

PYEO (Python for Earth Observation libraries)

International Partner(s): National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO),University of Leicester
Country Implementing Partner(s): IPB, RMSC, IDEAM, KFS, ECOSUR, National Defence University of Malaysia
Geographic scope: Global
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation,Reporting and Verification
Date: 2016

Development of python libraries to provide a set of portable, extensible and modular Python scripts for earth observation (with especial focus on Sentinel-2) and machine learning, including downloading, preprocessing, creation of base layers and classification

Mexico

Technical assistance to REDD+ implementation

International Partner(s): FAO,UN-REDD
Country Implementing Partner(s): La Comisión Nacional Forestal (CONAFOR)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support
Date: 2016 - 2020

The UN-REDD Programme supports nationally led REDD+ processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities, in national and international REDD+ implementation. The programme supports target countries through: Direct support to the design and implementation of National REDD+ Programmes; Complementary tailored support to national REDD+ actions; and Technical capacity building support through sharing of expertise, common approaches, analyses, methodologies, tools, data, best practices and facilitated South-South knowledge sharing.
More information: http://www.un-redd.org/

Mexico

Training on Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT)

International Partner(s): AMEXCID,CONAFOR,Moja Global,SilvaCarbon,USAID,USFS,World Bank FCPF
Country Implementing Partner(s): CONAFOR
Geographic scope: Regional
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support
Date: 2018 - 2018

Workshop to the Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT), focusing on a systemic approach to MRV, using IPCC Approach 3, integration of various data sets, operationalisation and governance. Participants reviewed their national land sector policies to determine the minimum requirements for their national MRV systems and checked what improvements are required.

Myanmar

Restoration

International Partner(s): FAO,Japan Government
Geographic scope: Global
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: nov-17 - dic-20

Mitigation potential of global actions to enhance forest carbon stocks

Myanmar

South-South Learning: Global Forest Observations Initiative for MRV

International Partner(s): GIZ
Country Implementing Partner(s): ICIMOD, FRI (Forest Research Institute)
Geographic scope: Regional
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: 2017 - 2017

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is working with its regional member countries (RMCs) to support them in their Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) readiness phase. The focus of REDD+ collaboration is capacity development and technical assistance through the implementation of the South-South learning platform in the region. As part of the South-South learning cooperation platform, GIZ delivered a workshop in 2017 which aimed to build on the broader Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) "train the trainer" workshop series by conducting an in-depth, hands-on development session for regional experts through REDDcompass. The aim of the workshop is to introduce the REDDcompass measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) checklist to develop a priority work plan and a training programme on REDD+ for ICIMOD RMCs. This directly contributes to enhancing their capacity on MRV.

Myanmar

Study tour to Indonesia - Sharing Lessons Learned from the One Map Development Process

International Partner(s): One Map Indonesia,One Map Myanmar,SERVIR-Mekong,SilvaCarbon
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: 2018 - 2018

SERVIR-Mekong and One Map Myanmar are planning a study tour for key stakeholders in Myanmar to travel to Indonesia with the objective of learning from Indonesia's One Map development process to date. This South-South exchange will examine technical aspects, as well as institutional arrangements and processes. SilvaCarbon will support the study tour by coordinating with Indonesian partners and supporting the participation of USFS staff and partners who were involved in Indonesia's One Map process. (Note: This activity is listed in the FY18 work plan for the SilvaCarbon Program. Please communicate with the point of contact listed to find out the status and results of the activity.)

Myanmar

Technical assistance to REDD+ implementation

International Partner(s): FAO,UN-REDD
Country Implementing Partner(s): Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support
Date: 2016 - 2020

The UN-REDD Programme supports nationally led REDD+ processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities, in national and international REDD+ implementation. The programme supports target countries through: Direct support to the design and implementation of National REDD+ Programmes; Complementary tailored support to national REDD+ actions; and Technical capacity building support through sharing of expertise, common approaches, analyses, methodologies, tools, data, best practices and facilitated South-South knowledge sharing.
More information: http://www.un-redd.org/

Montenegro

Training on Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT)

International Partner(s): Moja Global,SilvaCarbon,UNFCCC
Country Implementing Partner(s): Ministry of Environment
Geographic scope: Global
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support
Date: 2019 - 2019

Workshop to the Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT), focusing on a systemic approach to MRV, using IPCC Approach 3, and integration of various data sets, Participants reviewed their national land sector policies to determine the minimum requirements for their national MRV systems and checked what improvements are required.

Mongolia

Mongolia UN-REDD National Programme

International Partner(s): UN-REDD
Country Implementing Partner(s): Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support
Date: 2015 - 2018

Through the Mongolia UN-REDD national programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will help to establish a forest reference emission level (FREL) as a benchmark against which future forest carbon emission reductions and removals will be measured, so that the performance of the country in implementing a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) programme can be measured, reported and verified (MRV). FAO will also support the implementation of a national forest monitoring system (NFMS) for Mongolia.

Mongolia

Strengthening capacity in the agriculture and land-use sectors in Mongolia for enhanced transparency in implementation and monitoring of Mongolia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement

International Partner(s): FAO,GEF
Country Implementing Partner(s): Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism (MOET), Climate Change Project Implementation Unit (CCPIU)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: 2019 - 2022

By 2020, Mongolia is preparing reports to the UNFCCC under the Paris Agreement Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) with strengthened agriculture, forestry and other land use sector components including inventories of emissions sources and sinks and information necessary to track progress against priority actions identified in Mongolia's NDC for these sectors.

Mozambique

Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) Remote Sensing Survey 2020 Regional Workshop for Southern Africa, Maputo, Mozambique

International Partner(s): European Union (EU),International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA),Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC),National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI),Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Geographic scope: Global
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation
Date: 8 July 2019 - 13 July 2019

Following the recommendations from the 23rd session of the Committee of Forestry (COFO), FRA 2020 is conducting a participatory global remote sensing survey (FRA 2020 RSS) with the scope of improving estimates of forest area change at global and regional scales. The FRA secretariat, in collaboration with the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC) and the FAO working group on remote sensing, has developed a worldwide methodology for the FRA 2020 RSS, which is also scalable to national assessments. The scope and the methodological design of the survey were defined on the basis of experiences, in particular from the previous FRA 2010 RSS and taking advantage from technological progress as well as from the increased availability of satellite imagery. OBJECTIVES Provide independent and consistent estimates at global, regional and Global Ecological Zone (GEZ) levels on:• Land use and land cover area in 2018.• Changes in land use area and land cover for the periods 2000-2010, and 2010-2018.• Deforestation drivers.• Develop national capacities in remote sensing.• Build up a global network of FRA RSS experts. IMPLEMENTATIONI mage analysis is done through visual interpretation using Collect Earth Online software developed under the Open Foris initiative by FAO in collaboration with NASA. More than 35 national and regional workshops will be implemented in 2018-2020 to train about 800 country experts and collect data on 430,000 FRA remote sensing samples. PARTNERS The development and implementation of FRA 2020 RSS strongly relies on partnerships. FRA 2020 RSS counts on financial support from EC and NICFI and technical support from JRC, SLU, NASA, IIASA.Countries are actively engaged in the data collection and image analysis process.  

Mozambique

MRV system of FCPF ER Program

International Partner(s): JICA,University of Edinburgh,World Bank FCPF
Country Implementing Partner(s): Fundo Nacional de Desenvolviemento Sustentavel (FNDS), Direccao Nacional de Florestas (DINAF)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: ott-19 - giu-21

-Uncertainty analysis (Financed)-Forest degradation (Financed)-Remote Sensing current methods optimization (Financed)

Mozambique

Satellite Monitoring for Forest Management

International Partner(s): LTS International (UK)
Country Implementing Partner(s): Mozambique�Ministry of�Land Environment and Rural Development
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: 2017 - 2019

The SMFM project will develop tools to improve global knowledge and capabilities for forest degradation assessment and monitoring dry forest landscapes. In addition to providing support to develop their EO capacity in implementing the tools and related technologies. The LTS-led technical team is supporting the SMFM on: Project planning and analysis, designing new methods and spatial interpretation for monitoring tropical dry forest landscapes and forest degradation . Support will also be provided to implement and validate satellite EO methods at country-level, improving national capacity.

Malawi

Analysis of Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation

International Partner(s): LTS International (UK)
Country Implementing Partner(s): Malawi Department of Forestry
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: 2014 - 2015

LTS International was commissioned to undertake an analysis of the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in Malawi. Phase 1 focused on collecting and organizing Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) data and cataloguing it. Themes from the data were then extracted, including a full inventory of drivers, the trends associated with these drivers, and the existence and condition of data relevant to these drivers. Phase 2 then assessed land-use change to identify and categorize proximate and underlying drivers, as well as land-use change and emissions, associated with each driver as part of the national greenhouse gas accounting system.

Malawi

Training on Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT)

International Partner(s): Moja Global,SilvaCarbon,UNFCCC
Country Implementing Partner(s): Ministry of Environment
Geographic scope: Global
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support
Date: 2019 - 2019

Workshop to the Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT), focusing on a systemic approach to MRV, using IPCC Approach 3, and integration of various data sets, Participants reviewed their national land sector policies to determine the minimum requirements for their national MRV systems and checked what improvements are required.

Malaysia

Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS) project for monitoingr deforestation

International Partner(s): LTS International (UK)
Country Implementing Partner(s): Malaysian Department of Environemnt
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation
Date: 2016

Analysis of the impact of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) drought and long-term forest recovery in an area of selectively logged tropical forest, using a mixture of in situ hyperspectral, unmanned aerial vehicle, airborne (hyperspectral and LiDAR - Light Detection and Ranging) and satellite-based Earth Observation. This helped understanding of how these systems respond to environmental and climate change at local to regional scales. From there, policies could be developed and practised that explicitly take into account drought and climate impacts and can both protect and maximize economic and societal benefits from these fragile ecosystems.

Malaysia

Forest Sentinel

International Partner(s): University of Leicester
Country Implementing Partner(s): National Defence University of Malaysia
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation,Reporting and Verification
Date: 2017

Operational smartphone application using satellite data to produce near-real-time forest cover change mapping in order to address the practical challenges of forest monitoring and management. The mobile app allow users to access a near-real-time, detailed information about forest-cover change for their local area of interest. This helps countries in its Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) readiness strategy and demonstrate to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the international community not only the effort the country is currently undertaking but also the value of satellite-enabled forest monitoring and its application via mobile app development, giving confidence to investors such as national governments (United Kingdom, Norway), Green Climate Fund, World Bank or the private sector in supporting Kenya and its REDD+ readiness strategy.

Malaysia

Peatland Assessment in SE Asia by Satellite (PASSES)

International Partner(s): UKSA
Country Implementing Partner(s): Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG), Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL), World Resources Institute Indonesia (WRI), Geospatial Agency (Badan Informasi Geospatial, BIG), IPB, Global Environment Centre (GEC)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support
Date: 2018 - 2020

The Peatland Assessment in SE Asia by Satellite (PASSES) project will use the latest satellite measurement techniques to develop a comprehensive peatland monitoring service. PASSES will also demonstrate that wide area, routine, comprehensive monitoring of peatland can now also be cost effective, through exploitation of freely available, continuous observations from Sentinel satellites and exploitation of emerging industrial-hosted processing capabilities. Key to realizing a comprehensive and cost-effective satellite-enabled monitoring solution are the Sentinel satellites (S‑1, S-2 and S-3 are relevant). Dense time series from S-1 provide the input for a novel InSAR technique developed by the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom) that is core to PASSES and enables observation of vertical displacement of peatland; a key indicator of condition since drained and degraded peat subsides whilst recovering peat (in response to re-wetting interventions) swells and rises. The SAR‑enabled vertical displacement observations will be complemented with other SAR and optical-derived measurements. These will include observations of vegetation, hydrology and fire regime. Together these observations will enable a comprehensive characterization of peat condition, which, if observed over time, can inform an enhanced understanding of condition change.

Malaysia

Spatio-TEmporal Dynamics of Forest Response to ENSO Drought (STEED) MRV

International Partner(s): LTS International (UK)
Country Implementing Partner(s): Malaysian Department of Environemnt
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation
Date: 2015 - 2018

Analysis of the impact of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) drought and long-term forest recovery in an area of selectively logged tropical forest, using a mixture of in situ hyperspectral, unmanned aerial vehicle, airborne (hyperspectral and LiDAR - Light Detection and Ranging) and satellite-based Earth Observation. This helped understanding of how these systems respond to environmental and climate change at local to regional scales. From there, policies could be developed and practised that explicitly take into account drought and climate impacts and can both protect and maximize economic and societal benefits from these fragile ecosystems.

Namibia

Training on Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT)

International Partner(s): Moja Global,SilvaCarbon,UNFCCC
Country Implementing Partner(s): Ministry of Environment
Geographic scope: Global
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support
Date: 2019 - 2019

Workshop to the Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT), focusing on a systemic approach to MRV, using IPCC Approach 3, and integration of various data sets, Participants reviewed their national land sector policies to determine the minimum requirements for their national MRV systems and checked what improvements are required.

Niger

SERVIR-SilvaCarbon Training on SAR Forest Application

International Partner(s): SilvaCarbon
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation

The SERVIR programme has launched a capacity-building initiative in collaboration with SilvaCarbon to support countries in taking advantage of publicly available synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data sets to enhance measurements of forest biomass. SERVIR and SilvaCarbon are delivering regional SAR training courses at SERVIR regional hubs and SERVIR has developed a handbook on the application of SAR for forest and biomass estimation. The training workshops respond to the expressed needs of SERVIR and SilvaCarbon networks in Africa and Asia, and are led by experts from the global SERVIR and SilvaCarbon community. (Note: This activity is listed in the FY18 work plan for the SilvaCarbon programme. Please communicate with the point of contact listed to find out the status and results of the activity.)

Nigeria

National FREL and MRV system

International Partner(s): World Bank FCPF
Country Implementing Partner(s): Federal Department of Forestry
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: gen-18 - giu-21

-Activities of the FCPF readiness grant. Development of the national Reference Level and operational MRV system for REDD+ and LULUCF.

Nigeria

Training on Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT)

International Partner(s): Moja Global,SilvaCarbon,UNFCCC
Country Implementing Partner(s): Ministry of Environment
Geographic scope: Global
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support
Date: 2019 - 2019

Workshop to the Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT), focusing on a systemic approach to MRV, using IPCC Approach 3, and integration of various data sets, Participants reviewed their national land sector policies to determine the minimum requirements for their national MRV systems and checked what improvements are required.

Nicaragua

Fortalecer capacidades de Nicaragua para responder a los compromisos del Acuerdo de París.

Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: dic-18 - mar-23

Fortalecer capacidades de Nicaragua para responder a los compromisos del Acuerdo de París.

Nicaragua

MRV system of FCPF ER Program

International Partner(s): World Bank FCPF
Country Implementing Partner(s): Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA), National Forestry Institute (INAFOR), Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: ott-19 - giu-21

-Development of Standard Operating Procedures including QA / QC for the collection and analysis of data from the National Forest Inventory. (Financed)-Capacity building of the MRV team on QA / QC, information management, preparation of reference levels and uncertainty analysis. (Financed)-Development of a time series of LULC maps to estimate activity data for the period 2000 - 2019 using change detection algorithms with medium and high-resolution satellite images (Financed)-Adoption and implementation of the SEPAL Platform in INETER servers for monitoring the land use in Nicaragua. (To be financed)-Strengthening the capabilities of the MRV team on computing to facilitate the management of the MRV system. (To be financed)

Nicaragua

NFMS

Country Implementing Partner(s): Ministerio del Ambiente y Los Recursos Naturales, Medio Ambiente (MARENA)
Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation
Date: 2018 - 2019

Technical assistance to enhance capacities for the national forest inventory (NFI).

Nicaragua

TCPF: Asistencia para la implementación de la Política Nacional de Mitigación y Adaptación al Cambio Climático en el sector AFOLU.

Geographic scope: National
REDDcompass Theme: Multiple
Date: ott-18 - mar-20

TCPF: Asistencia para la implementación de la Política Nacional de Mitigación y Adaptación al Cambio Climático en el sector AFOLU.

Nicaragua

Technical assistance in MRV processes

International Partner(s): CCAD,GIZ,REDD+ Regional Program
Country Implementing Partner(s): National Forestry Institute (INAFOR)
Geographic scope: Regional
REDDcompass Theme: Measurement and Estimation
Date: 2011 - 2015

Accompaniment, technical assistance, methodological development and acquisition of high-resolution satellite images for mapping processes of forest cover, national map of forest type. Strengthening of technical capacities and exchange of experiences with other countries.

Nicaragua

Training on Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT)

International Partner(s): AMEXCID,CONAFOR,Moja Global,SilvaCarbon,USAID,USFS,World Bank FCPF
Country Implementing Partner(s): Ministry of Environment
Geographic scope: Regional
REDDcompass Theme: All - holistic support
Date: 2018 - 2018

Workshop to the Full Lands Integration Tool (FLINT), focusing on a systemic approach to MRV, using IPCC Approach 3, integration of various data sets, operationalisation and governance. Participants reviewed their national land sector policies to determine the minimum requirements for their national MRV systems and checked what improvements are required.

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