Letter • The following article is Open access An assessment of data sources, data quality and changes in national forest monitoring capacities in the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005–2020

01 May 2021

The first global study on national forest monitoring capacities has been published in the Journal Environmental Research Letters, as a result of research led by the University of Wageningen and developed in close cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

The paper is based on the data that countries report at regular intervals to the FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment(FRA).

The study suggests an ever-improving data basis for national reporting on forest resources in the context of climate and development commitments, e.g. the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.
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