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Monitoring for REDD

Learning to measure carbon emissions

The UN-REDD Programme provides planning tools and advice to help countries strengthen their technical and institutional capacity for effective national Measuring Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems of carbon emissions. At the international level, it fosters improved guidance and training on MRV approaches, including consensus on principles and guidelines for MRV.

As the UN-REDD Programme develops, countries are receiving ongoing support for capacity building and technical advice to specifically:

  1. develop roadmaps and frameworks for forest carbon monitoring and reporting
  2. set up national forest inventories and assessments and green house gas inventories
  3. analyze and interpret remote sensing data
  4. establish reference emission levels

Technical meeting on forest degradation: 8-10 September 2009, Rome, Italy
The UN-REDD Programme is supporting the study carried out by the Global Forest Resources Assessment Programme on Measuring Forest Degradation and will be participating in the technical meeting on assessment and monitoring of forest degradation to be hosted by FAO from 8-10 September 2009 at FAO headquarters. Participants will present an analysis of definitions of forest degradation, as well as case studies on forest degradation, recommending actions to improve measurement, assessment and reporting on forest degradation. The study and meeting are part of the joint initiative on forest degradation of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF).

This meeting will provide a good opportunity to discuss technical aspects of methodologies or assessing and monitoring forest degradation and better understanding of the concept and components of forest degradation. For more information on the study download the brochure Measuring Forest Degradation from the FAO website.

Measuring, Reporting and Verification Meeting : 11 September 2009, Rome, Italy
Following the technical meeting on forest degradation, the UN-REDD programme, will host a Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Meeting with UN-REDD countries to be held from 10-11 September 2009 also at FAO headquarters.

The goal of the meeting will be to share among UN-REDD countries (Bolivia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Panama, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia) and programme agencies the current status of MRV tools as well as existing information in each UN-REDD country.

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In this issue


World leaders in L’Aquila, Italy, reaffirm the importance of forests in fighting climate change

What's new in the UN-REDD Programme support to country actions

Latest in REDD talks in Bonn

Features & Commentary

Call for nominations: civil society organizations selection process to serve on the Policy Board

The UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

Monitoring for REDD

Reports & Analysis

Multiple benefits – issues and options for REDD

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