Boosting transparency of forest data

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Date: Wednesday 15 July Time: 14:30 – 16:00 CEST Platform: Zoom Fast registration HERE (Please note that webinars have a limit of 1,000 simultaneous participants. For every webinar, we will proceed with providing access to the first 1,000 registered participants.   To combat climate change and its impacts, the Paris Agreement was signed by 195 countries representing their commitment to limit the rise of the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius. In order to build confidence in the process, the Paris Agreement includes a key element referred to as the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) for action and support. FAO/GEF project “Building global capacity to...
Forests underpin life on Earth. Globally, around 2.4 billion people or one third of the entire human population depend directly on forests for wood for cooking their daily meals. And we all depend on forests in less tangible ways to provide the services that support life such as food, oxygen and pollination. Forested watersheds provide three quarters of accessible freshwater, and forests can provide 30% of the greenhouse gas mitigation required by 2030 to keep global warming to below 2%. We need to find sustainable ways to manage forests, more urgently than ever, to nurture rather than undermine the life-supporting...
Forests play a pivotal role in combating climate change by absorbing and storing carbon from the atmosphere. Together with improved land management, forests and trees could provide up to 30 percent of the greenhouse gas mitigation required by 2030 to keep global warming to well below 2°C” (IPCC 2019). Forests, and forest monitoring in particular, are critical to ensuring that countries stay on target with emission reduction goals within the framework of the Paris Agreement. For all the countries eager to generate reliable forest data, a sustainable National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) needs to be put in place. A robust NFMS...
Hace tres años entró en vigor el Acuerdo de París, y con él, un compromiso global que marcó el rumbo de la acción climática para limitar el aumento de la temperatura promedio mundial, mediante de la reducción de las emisiones y la construcción de resiliencia climática. Los bosques se encuentran en el núcleo de este acuerdo por su potencial de contribuir a una cuarta parte del total de reducciones de emisiones previstas, por lo que muchos países están avanzando en la reducción de la deforestación y la degradación forestal para alcanzar estos objetivos. Para apoyar a los países en la planificación, implementación y monitoreo...
It is often acknowledged that making decisions based on scientific evidence is good practice and that, therefore, providing decision-makers with reliable information is an important development strategy. This is also true in the forest sector, where forest monitoring has often had the explicit or implicit ambition to inform policy-making. At the country level, there are various examples of how links between forest monitoring and policy-making can be established. Viet Nam, for example, experienced a shift in its forestry sector in the early 1990s as a result of policy efforts to accelerate the agricultural transition and expand a sustainable forest industry. With...