Boosting transparency of forest data

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The International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held a series of webinars featuring presentations from Chile, Costa Rica, Ghana, and Papua New Guinea. The objective was to shed light on their respective efforts to enhance forest data transparency, crucial to sustainable forest management and climate change mitigation.    Webinar 1: LatinAmérica, the case of Chile and Costa Rica:transparency, data accuracy, and institutionalization.  In the first episode, representatives from Chile and Costa Rica demonstrated how Latin American countries are harnessing the power of technology and policy-making to enhance forest data transparency. Both...
The GFOI Plenary 2023 was a significant event that focused on the role of forest information in addressing climate change. The discussions revolved around how the international community can work together to support tropical countries in establishing their national forest monitoring systems (NFMS) for multiple purposes. The plenary agenda included dedicated sessions on four sub-topics: REDD+, the enhanced transparency framework (ETF), Blue Carbon, and Ecosystem Restoration.  The ETF session, that took place on 10 May 2023, highlighted the importance of transparency, showcased country implementation and promoted transparent forest data in supporting the ETF. The speakers included Rocío Cóndor from FAO, Jenny...
The GFOI Plenary 2023 took place from 9 to 11 May 2023 at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome and online. It brought together the global community of practitioners who support tropical countries working in forest monitoring and the implementation of the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Plenary focused on the overarching theme of the role offorest information in addressing climate change with the following sub-topics: REDD+, Nationally Determined Contributions, Restoration and Blue Carbon.  The Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI) Secretariat,...
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...
Innovation and technology are crucial in driving progress, and it is crucial to recognize the potential of gender equality in promoting innovation, especially as we celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme for this year's celebration is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” which acknowledges the contributions of women and girls in advancing transformative technology and digital education. Collaboration is essential in promoting gender equality in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and digital fields, as it is the best way to innovate.  The National Forest Monitoring Team of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)'s Forestry Division uses...