Asia, the case of Papua New Guinea: its path towards forest transparency
The final webinar focused on Papua New Guinea (PNG) and its path toward forest transparency. PNG's approach to forest data transparency involves a multi-stakeholder process, integrating various government agencies into its initiatives. The country is committed to publishing a bi-annual Transparency Report (BTR) outlining the roadmap for enhancing transparency up to 2025. Countries have made significant progress in developing and operationalizing their national forest monitoring systems (NFMS) to comply with the measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) framework under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These systems provide better forest data to support decision-making and domestic policies, implementing the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) under the Paris Agreement. It is crucial to make these efforts visible and inform students and young professionals about the advances in data transparency and forest inventories. This knowledge empowers them to help adapt local knowledge and practices to a changing world The FAO Sub-Commission of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA), in collaboration with the FAO Forestry Division (NFO), has organized the “Forests and Climate Transparency” webinar series. These series presented case studies resulting from the “Building Global Capacity to Increase Transparency in the Forest Sector (CBIT-Forest)” project, funded by the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) trust fund of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Representatives of national institutions involved in the work carried out in Asia, Africa, and the Latin American regions presented the case studies. These activities promoted the self-paced course on "Forests and Transparency under the Paris Agreement," available at the FAO's eLearning Academy.
|Organization||Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)|
|Type of resource||Webinars|
|Year of Release||2023|
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