Boosting transparency of forest data

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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....
The book, National Forest Inventories of Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards the harmonization of forest information, is the result of the work of 21 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that have combined their efforts to compile, review and illustrate their experiences implementing National Forest Inventories (NFI), as well as identifying common points and differences in the definitions, designs, methods and estimation protocols applied in those countries. NFIs are the fundamental pillar of a multipurpose National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS), providing precise information on the extension, distribution, composition, condition of forests and the changes that occur in these areas...