Boosting transparency of forest data

Publications

2023

“Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest): accelerating capacity-building, knowledge-sharing and awareness raising” is an ambitious project led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), designed to accelerate capacity-building, knowledge-sharing, and awareness-raising efforts in developing countries. The project aims to enhance the quality, timeliness, accessibility, and usability of forest-related data.

2022

National forest inventories (NFIs) are one of the main sources of forest information. This book describes the importance and history of NFIs in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region that is particularly relevant due to the extension and biodiversity of its forests. Methodologies for data collection and measurement of the most relevant indicators in 21 countries are addressed. In addition, similarities and differences in IFN designs, challenges and opportunities, and prospects for the...

2022

“Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest)” is a project led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and financed by the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) trust fund of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with a lifespan of two and a half years. The global project strengthened the institutional and technical capacities of developing countries to collect, analyze and disseminate forest-related data.

2022

This presentation focus on the work done in the last two years under the project "Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest)". The initiative, implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is stepping up the abilities of developing countries’ to collect, analyse and disseminate forest-related data to make forest data transparent and accessible.

2021

This document, based on the Voluntary Guidelines on national forest monitoring (VGNFM), provides a series of good practices organized into sixteen steps to facilitate the integration of the monitoring process to officers responsible for forest and landscape restoration (FLR) and the national forest monitoring system (NFMS). An inter-institutional work is proposed with key stakeholders to discuss the new information needs according to the approach and modalities of FLR implementation.

2021

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) monitors the world’s forest resources through periodic Global Forest Resources Assessments (FRA), conducted in cooperation with its member countries. These assessments have been published every five years since 1990. This report breaksdown the data reported in the FRA 2020 Lao country report. 

2021

Working with Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea proposed the concept of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2005. Ever since, the country has continued to prepare for REDD+ and has worked to establish a National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS). These actions are vital, as accurate information regarding forest status and change is essential for sustainable management of the nation's forest. The...

2021

Since 2008, the Republic of Ghana has implemented activities for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). These actions include establishing a multi-purpose national forest monitoring system (NFMS) to improve land use monitoring capacities in the country. Development of Ghana's NFMS strengthens the accessibility and accuracy of forest-related data for meeting national and international climate targets.

2021

This case study from Chile applies state-of-the-art monitoring approaches to forest conservation, restoration and managment. It offers a glimpse into Chile's efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhancement on forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

2021

For countries eager to develop a robust and sustainable National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS), clear legal frameworks and instruments related to the collection and management of forest data are key. A recently launched UN-REDD publication, “Institutionalisation of forest data: Establishing legal frameworks for sustainable forest monitoring in REDD+ countries,” provides a basis for understanding the importance of institutionalising an NFMS.

2021

Countries have made substantial advances 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), as well as to provide better forest data to effectively support decision-making and domestic policies.

2021

One year of building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector: 2020 in numbers

2020

Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. To support and improve decision-making on climate change mitigation and adaptation, access to robust data and information is key. The role of the forest sector and the availability of comprehensive forest-related data are supporting long-term planning, implementation and monitoring of forest-related activities that serve multiple purposes.

2020

The national forest monitoring system (NFMS) assessment tool has been developed under the project “Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest)” implemented by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and funded by the Capacity-Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) trust fund of the Global...

2020

The Democratic Republic of the Congo establishes a national forest monitoring system to promote sustainable forest management. Improving proactive monitoring of deforestation and forest degradation with a robust national forest monitoring system.

2020

A lack of institutional and individual capacity often undermines the long-term impact of otherwise technically sound programmes. To support efforts towards sound and impactful forest monitoring, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a national forest monitoring system (NFMS) assessment tool to help countries identify capacity gaps and weaknesses in order to address their real needs in a targeted manner.

2020

To support efforts towards forest monitoring, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) assessment tool to help countries to identify capacity gaps and weaknesses and address their real needs in a targeted manner.

2020

Forests play a central role in combating climate change by absorbing and storing carbon from the atmosphere in their vegetation and soils. Better forest information is needed to make policies and decisions to protect and sustainably manage forest resources.  

2020

A lack of institutional and individual capacity often undermines the long-term impact of otherwise technically sound programmes. Tosupport efforts towards sound and impactful forest monitoring, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a national forest monitoring system (NFMS) assessment tool to help countries identify capacity gaps and weaknesses in order to address their real needs in a targeted manner.

2020

The Republic of Costa Rica is a Central American country largely covered by tropical forest that exhibits high biodiversity. The country has made many efforts to conserve its forests and biodiversity, although in most cases forest and agricultural resources have been independently assessed.