An online webinar titled “Capacity Building on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2013 Wetlands Supplement, Forest Reference Emissions Levels (FREL) Diagnostic and Uncertainty Analysis,” hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) from April 13 to 17, 2020 was a virtual workshop attended by over 50 participants.
It was part of the “Improving Indonesia’s FREL Through Refined Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting in Wetlands and Knowledge Management,” project funded by Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI).
The overall goal of the webinar was to enhance capacity of government of Indonesia (GoI) officials in developing and improving FREL. It successfully achieved its main objectives, including: familiarizing participants with the IPCC Wetlands Supplement 2013; introducing Transparency, Accuracy, Comparability, Completeness, Consistency (TACCC) principles of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and sharing knowledge on uncertainty determination using Monte Carlo simulations to improve existing FREL 2016 and to develop FREL for 2020.
The webinar successfully covered all 10 planned sessions over the course of five days. Participants included high-level officials from the government of Indonesia, and resource people from Australia, India, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru and the United States.