GFOI 2023 Plenary

Rome, Italy, 9-11 May 2023

The GFOI Plenary 2023 took place from 9 to 11 May 2023 at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome and online.


The official photo album is available here. More pictures will be added in the coming days!


Recordings from the livestream in the Green Room are available here below.

GFOI Plenary 2023 - Day 1 Morning Session
GFOI Plenary 2023 - Day 1 Afternoon Session
GFOI Plenary 2023 - Day 2 Morning Session
GFOI Plenary 2023 - Day 2 Afternoon Session
GFOI Plenary 2023 - Day 3 Morning Session
GFOI Plenary 2023 - Day 3 Afternoon Session

Presentations and other resources

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Agenda, side events and exhibition booths schedules.

The annual GFOI Plenary brought together the global community of practitioners who support tropical countries in forest monitoring and associated emissions Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) procedures. The Plenary aimed 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.

The overarching theme for the GFOI Plenary 2023 was the role of forest information in addressing climate change with the following sub-topics: REDD+, Nationally Determined Contributions, Restoration and Blue Carbon.

The Plenary was a collaborative event organized by the GFOI Office, as 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 participating international organizations, the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the World Bank.