Event REDD+

Towards the Enhanced Transparency Framework for REDD+ MRV: A Scoping Workshop for Peru’s Forest Monitoring

23 November, 03.00 PM (UTC)
30 November, 03.00 PM (UTC)

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


Opening Remarks

Part 1: Towards the Enhanced transparency framework

  • Overview of the Enhanced Transparency Framework and Transparent Monitoring Elements
  • Discussion of Current Monitoring efforts in Peru

Part 2: Introduction to the TransMoni project

  • Explanation of TransMoni activities in Peru
  • Questions and discussion

Opening Remarks

Part 1: Review of Introduction to the TransMoni project

  • Overview and Discussion: How does a Transparent Monitoring approach relate to current MRV knowledge and practices in Peru?
  • What are needs, expectations, and desired outcomes?

Part 2. Breakouts on specific topics and themes

  • Group 1: Improving MRV practices – enhancing the role of communities and improving multi-level collaboration
  • Group 2: Data and methods to improve national emission factor estimates

Part 3: Reflection, discussion of key issues, ways forward


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