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Unveiling Forest Transparency: Collaborative Milestones at the Global Transparency Forum
05/06/2024
From May 20-22, 2024, Tokyo hosted an important event on the climate action calendar—the Global Transparency Forum and the subsequent Support Providers' Meeting. These gatherings are contributing to international efforts to enhance forest data transparency under the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement. As we move towards the 29th Conference of the Parties (COP) in November 2024, the implications of these discussions resonate even more strongly.
05/05/2024

On 30 April 2024, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (the GEF) hosted a webinar aiming to launch the second phase of the “Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest)” project. The event represented all regions, with 912 participants registered from 140 countries. Supported by the GEF, CBIT-Forest aims to enhance the capacity-building, knowledge-sharing and awareness-raising necessary to foster transparency in forest data worldwide.

Lead experts convene to pave the way for comprehensive reviews of national climate progress reports under the Paris Agreement
25/04/2024

UN Climate Change News, 01 May 2024 – Nearly 100 experts from around the world gathered in Bonn on 24-25 April for the first-ever meeting of Lead Reviewers under the Paris Agreement’s enhanced transparency framework (ETF), marking the launch of the review process under the ETF. The scope of this meeting was to provide guidance on the review of biennial transparency reports (BTRs): the new national climate progress reports that all countries are required to submit under the Paris Agreement.

Read the full article here: https://unfccc.int/news/lead-experts-convene-to-pave-the-way-for-comprehensive-reviews-of-national-climate-progress-reports 

29/02/2024

At the heart of the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egyp...

08/01/2024

8 January 2024, Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today launched a new phase of work – supported with $2 million from the Global En...

28/11/2023

As countries strive to meet international reporting requirements to develop more robust National Forest Monitoring Systems, including reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), the importance of National Forest Inventories (NFIs) cannot be...

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03/11/2023

Reducing deforestation, restoring forests, and sustainable forest management are vital pathways for achieving 2030 global goals. Access to accurate forest data is crucial for international commitments on deforestation, restoration, and climate action. FAO is a global leader on forest and...

17/10/2023

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been at the forefront of championing a sustainable future through the institutionalization of forest data. Their recent launch of the online course 'Institutionaliza...

19/09/2023

Capacity development activities in forest monitoring, including face-to-face workshops and online courses, can serve as important tools for increasing awareness on gender. However, women and other underrepresented groups, including youth, Indigenous peoples and peop...

26/07/2023

The International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) in collaboration with the Food ...

06/06/2023

The GFOI Plenary 2023 was a significant event that focused on the role of forest information in addressing climate change. The discussions revolved around how the international community can wor...

25/04/2023

The GFOI Plenary 2023 took place from 9 to 11 May 2023 at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...

12/04/2023

Countries have made significant progress in developing and operationalizing their national forest monitoring systems (NFMS) to comply with the measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) framework under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These systems provid...

15/03/2023

Innovation and technology are crucial in driving progress, and it is crucial to recognize the potential of gender equality in promoting innovation, especially as we celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme for this year's c...

11/02/2023

Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest) – the initiative from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Capacity-building Initiative f...

23/12/2022

The Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Change Conference (COP 27) opened with a shared sense of urgency, as speakers underscored the devastating climate impacts that have occurred this year. During the opening ceremony, speakers shared pressing messag...

30/09/2022

Converse and collaborate with guest speakers from FAO, Purdue University, Science-i, and SilvaCarbon by joining the webinar, Embracing inclusiveness: key for forests and climate action, part of the Science-i Global Webinar (Globinar) Series 2022: Empower the Under-Represented in Forest ...

05/07/2022

Scenes of flooding and storms can show us just how much weather and climate affects our lives. Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. To combat climate change and its impacts, the Paris Agreement represents a ...

28/06/2022

Forests provide nature-based solutions to some of the most significant challenges of our era, including climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation, hunger and poverty.
Many international commitments, including the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Glasgow Lea...