Boosting transparency of forest data

Join our webinar “Open and Transparent Forest Data: Innovation and Technology for Climate Action”


A key pillar of the Paris Agreement is the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF), which aims to raise ambitions for climate action through transparent country reporting. The development of National Forest Monitoring Systems (NFMS) with open and transparent data can enable action for forest and climate. In light of the climate emergency, it is time to scale up efforts toward accurate, open and transparent forest data, to catalyse higher ambitions under the Paris Agreement.

The new FAO webinar “Open and Transparent Forest data: Innovation and Technology for Climate Action” will highlight global and national efforts’ on forest monitoring that support the implementation of the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement.


Date: 11 November 2020

Time: 14:30 – 16:00 UTC +2 (Use this tool to convert to your local time zone)  

Platform: Zoom  

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  1. Present the “Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector" (CBIT-Forest)” project and its contribution to the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement;
  2. Present latest digital data sources and related dissemination innovations  contributing to the Paris Agreement by promoting transparency and open data.
  3. Share experience from Bangladesh on data management and transparency.           


Target audiences: 

This launch event is relevant to a broad set of stakeholders, including governments, universities and research institutions, international organizations as well non-governmental organizations, interested in learn how forest monitoring, through open and transparent data is contributing to Climate Action.


Agenda and Speakers:  

  • Welcoming remarks by Cristina Petracchi, FAO eLearning Academy,
  • Introductory remarks by Rocío Cóndor, FAO, CBIT-Forest,
  • Presentation of Bangladesh Forest Information System by Mariam Akhter, Bangladesh Forest Department (BDF),
  • Demonstration of FRA platform by Anssi Pekkarinen, FAO, Global Forest Resources Assessment team,
  • Free high-resolution satellite data for the tropics by Ellen Bruzelius Backer, Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI),
  • Demonstration of SEPAL by Yelena Finegold, FAO, National Forest Monitoring team,
  • Demonstration of Hand-in-Hand Platform by Karl Morteo, FAO,  Information Technology Division,
  • Closing remarks by Julian Fox, FAO, National Forest Monitoring team.

The session will be moderated by Emily Donegan, FAO, National Forest Monitoring team.


About FAO elearning Academy

This international technical webinar is part of the series organized by the FAO elearning Academy, Agreenium (l'Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France) and UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific).  These webinars are an opportunity for all of us to share experiences and lessons learnt, discuss challenges, and propose innovative solutions and models. They aim to provide a holistic nd comprehensive view of current trends in thematic areas related to global challenges, by combining development research and innovation perspectives.

The main objective of these technical webinars is to give practitioners the opportunity to interact with international experts, United Nations officers, University professors, researchers and fellow participants, throughout the world. Webinars can be attended as interactive online sessions on Zoom, where sharing perspectives and asking questions to experts is encouraged. These sessions are also recorded and therefore available at any time, through the FAO elearning Academy:


For more information about the event, please contact:

Rocio Condor

Forestry Officer

FAO Forestry Division

[email protected]