Attaining Peru’s development goals includes meeting the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to mitigate climate change. This requires reducing emissions from deforestation, forest degradation and enhancing forest carbon stocks (REDD+). A key feature of REDD+ is that it seeks to reduce emissions while also generating social, environmental and climate adaptation benefits. Monitoring and assessing the impact of REDD+ actions are needed to ensure that resources are used in the most effective, efficient, and equitable manner. In addition, countries are expected to present their GHG inventories once every two years and to report information to track progress in implementation and achievement of their NDCs as part of the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement. The ETF aims to improve transparency of climate action for all countries. Monitoring and assessing the impacts of REDD+ will therefore be essential for fulfilling the requirements of the ETF and the Paris Agreement.
CIFOR, part of the CIFOR-ICRAF, Michigan State University, Wageningen University and the Oeko institute are holding a webinar (open to public) and a workshop (by invitation) to discuss improving the transparency and completeness of information needed to monitor and assess REDD+ actions.
These events mark the start of the TransMoni project activities in Peru. TransMoni is funded through the International Climate Initiative of the German government (IKI). At the global level, the project aims to develop guidance for the application of a Transparent Monitoring approach. At the national level it conducts research to improve Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) practices for afforestation/ reforestation and national data in on land use change in Peru, to help fulfill the requirements of the ETF.
The workshop has the following objectives:
Exchange information on the enhanced transparency framework and elements of transparent monitoring with national experts
Introduce the TransMoni project and its activities
Understand perceptions related to transparent monitoring of Peru’s NDCs, with particular attention to forest carbon, REDD+, and social and environmental safeguards
Seek input from national experts on the opportunities and challenges of improving MRV practices and data