Boosting transparency of forest data

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The National Forest Institute (INAB) of Guatemala has made the metadata and microdata of its first National Forest Inventory openly available. Such an achievement was made possible by the support of the project, “Strengthening global capacity to increase transparency in the forestry sector (CBIT-Forest),” coordinated by FAO and financed by the Fund for the Global Environment (GEF). This action is a demonstration of Guatemala's commitment to improve the transparency of its information related to forests and trees outside of forests. A National Forest Inventory (NFI) provides a systematic collection of forest resource data and improves the knowledge of the state of...
On 23 March 2022, join the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for the International Webinar, “Learning from experiences to increase forest data transparency for climate action.” Date: 23 March 2022  Time: 14:30-16:00 (Rome time) Register in advance here    Objectives:   Inform about the results from the CBIT-Forest project; Share knowledge and experience from pilot countries participating in the CBIT-Forest project: Côte d'Ivoire, Guatemala, Thailand and Uganda; Launch of the publication ‘Towards open and transparent forest data for climate action: Experiences and lessons learnt’. About this webinar:  This international technical webinar is part of the series organized by the FAO elearning Academy, Agreenium (French training and research alliance for agriculture, food, environment and global...
Depuis son enfance, Rahma (Dhina) Maulidhina, âgée de 20 ans, est fascinée par les forêts, en particulier celles de son pays d’origine, l’Indonésie.
Action is needed to successfully meet the climate targets outlined in international treaties, such as the Paris Agreement, which set the goal of limiting global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius. To achieve this goal, the Paris agreement called on countries to make individual commitments (nationally determined contributions or NDCs) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While such pledges offer promising results, global plans must turn into global action. However, in many cases, limitations and barriers continue to hinder such climate mitigation efforts. The project, “Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest),” was developed to increase the...
Forests in arid and semiarid lands, such as those found in many Arabic-speaking countries, provide vital environmental goods and services. They help prevent desertification, mitigate climate change and act as a source of food, energy and livelihoods. In many places around the world, forests also have religious and cultural significance. Many Middle Eastern or Near Eastern countries have low forest cover to begin with, making the protection of forest resources even more vital in these regions. However, deforestation rates around the world remain high,  estimated at 10 million hectares per year (2015-2020), according to the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2020....