Boosting transparency of forest data

IFSA and FAO deliver the webinar series on forests and climate transparency

Photo credit: ©Pilar Valbuena/iuFOR

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 provide better forest data to support decision-making and domestic policies, implementing the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) under the Paris Agreement. It is crucial to make these efforts visible and inform students and young professionals about the advances in data transparency and forest inventories. This knowledge empowers them to  help adapt local knowledge and practices to a changing world

The FAO Sub-Commission of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA), in collaboration with the FAO Forestry Division (NFO), has organized the “Forests and Climate Transparency” webinar series. These series will present  case studies resulting from the “Building Global Capacity to Increase Transparency in the Forest Sector (CBIT-Forest)” project, funded by the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) trust fund of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Representatives of national institutions involved in the work carried out in Asia, Africa and in the Latin American regions will present the case studies.

These activities will promote the self-paced course on "Forests and Transparency under the Paris Agreement," available at the FAO's eLearning Academy. The webinars will be recorded and available on IFSA's TreE-Learning platform and IFSA's YouTube channel.

Episode 1: Progress in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Cases of Costa Rica and Chile

Date: 19 April 2023 (Spanish); 3 May 2023 (English)

Time: 8:00 AM Costa Rica / 10:00 AM Chile

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This episode will explore the National Forest Monitoring System as part of the National Strategy on Climate Change and Vegetation Resources in Chile, and Costa Rica's progress in developing a national land use, land cover, and ecosystems monitoring system. The complete case studies are available in English, French, and Spanish.

Episode 2: Progress in Africa, the case of Ghana

Episode 3: Progress in Asia-Pacific, the case of Papua New Guinea

Join us for these informative webinars to learn about the advances in forest data transparency and how different countries are tackling the challenges of monitoring and managing their forests under the Paris Agreement. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn about the importance of forests and climate transparency in the global context.



Related links

Towards open and transparent forest data for climate action: Experiences and lessons learned (English, French and Spanish).

Forest and transparency case studies

Broadening forestry education to tackle the climate crisis | FAO Stories | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Forests and Transparency under the Paris Agreement, also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian.