Learning from experiences to increase forest data transparency for climate action

Tree measurement data collection, photo taken by Joan Manuel Baliellas

Launched in 2019, the "Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector” (CBIT-Forest) is a project implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and funded by the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) trust fund established under the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This project was designed to increase the capacity of developing countries to collect, analyse and disseminate forest-related data. These efforts would in turn enhance reporting and transparency. Project activities have been implemented at the global, regional and national levels, with key lessons learnt at each level. In this context, this webinar, “Learning from experiences to increase forest data transparency for climate action” will highlight key results of the project, including main messages and the products and events used to promote capacity building and knowledge exchanges.

Relevant Sustainable Development Goals: 

  • Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
  • Target 15.2: By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.
  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Course Dates: March 23, 2022

Times: 14:30-16:00 CET (Rome time)

Learning Objectives: By the end of this series, attendees will be able to:

  • Inform about the results from the CBIT-Forest project;
  • Share knowledge and experience from pilot countries participating in the CBIT-Forest project: Côte d'Ivoire, Guatemala, Thailand and Uganda;
  • Launch of the publication ‘Towards open and transparent forest data for climate action: Experiences and lessons learnt’.

Audience: This training series is intended for federal, state, regional, and local public and private organizations involved in forestry and ecosystem management. 

Course Format:  One, one hour and a half part (with lab time)

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