Capacity development in national forest monitoring: Experiences and progress for REDD+

Capacity development in national forest monitoring: Experiences and progress for REDD+

The development of a system for forest monitoring and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) is an on-going priority – and challenge – for REDD+ countries. Although many countries already have some form of national forest monitoring in place, the existing capacity often falls short of the level required to participate fully in REDD+. In this context, a group of experts from around the world met in September 2012 to share their experiences and to discuss some of the central – and at times controversial – issues for national forest monitoring readiness and REDD+.

This joint publication of the CIFOR Global Comparative Study on REDD and the GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Office synthesises the main outcomes of that meeting.

Through the experiences and analyses of five REDD+ countries, two donor organisations and several researchers and negotiators, the papers gathered examine:

Authors: Mora, B.; Herold, M.; de Sy, V.; Wijaya, A.; Verchot, L.V.; Penman, J.; eds

Topic: climatic change,monitoring,adaptation,mitigation,REDD+

Publisher: Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Publication Year: 2012

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