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National Forest Monitoring Systems: Monitoring and Measurement, Reporting and Verification (M & MRV) in the context of REDD+ Activities

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    Strengthening National Forest Monitoring Systems for REDD+ 2018
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    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been providing support to member countries on national forest monitoring for decades. Best practices and lessons learned from this support are summarized in FAO´s Voluntary guidelines on national forest monitoring (VGNFM). The guidelines provide principles, elements and best practices for the establishment and implementation of a multipurpose National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS). The aim of this paper is to strengthen the elements and guidelines provided in the VGNFM in the context of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). It also includes a deeper analysis of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change decisions and the most recent methodological recommendations provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, focusing on the three pillars of an NFMS for REDD+: a Satellite Land Monitoring System, a National Forest Inventory, and REDD+ reporting, including the combination of remote-sensing and ground-based forest inventory to estimate anthropogenic forest related Greenhouse Gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks.
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    Nigeria - National forest (carbon) inventory field manual 2020
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    This manual was prepared within the framework of a technical assistance (TA) agreement entitled “Forest Resources Inventory and Establishment of a forest reference level for REDD+ in Nigeria (UTF /NIR/066/NIR (644170)”, to support the implementation of national forest inventory (NFI) in Nigeria. An NFI is a key component of a measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system which is a requirement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the national forest monitoring system to assess anthropogenic forest-related greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks. The results of the NFI will be used to support national institutions to address issues of REDD+ and greenhouse gas (GHG) international reporting obligations. It can be also used to review the policy processes to support sustainable forest management at national level.
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    From reference levels to results: REDD+ reporting by countries
    2022 update
    2022
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    This report provides an overview of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) modalities for REDD+ reporting and additional technical Measurement, Reporting and Verification requirements from different standards for accessing jurisdictional REDD+ results-based payments, focusing on REDD+ reference levels and results reported, illustrating the choices countries have made when constructing their reference levels. Beyond the Green Climate Fund results-based payments pilot programme, jurisdictional REDD+ results-based payment opportunities discussed are the Carbon Fund, the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions, and Verra's Jurisdicitonal and Nested REDD standard. This publication discusses differences between REDD+ results reported to the UNFCCC and REDD+ accounting towards receiving results-based payments, especially differences in volume: 11.5 billion tCO2eq emission reductions are reported to the UNFCCC, while 146 million tCO2eq emission reductions are reported to the Carbon Fund and the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions combined. Though ER reporting to the voluntary carbon market has only recently started and may still increase, its volume is expected to be limited. Potential limiting factors are discussed. The world’s collective progress towards achieving the Paris Agreement and its long-term goals is assessed through the global stocktake. The last part of this publication shows how some countries are using REDD+ reporting to improve their NDCs, BURs and Biennial Transparency Reports. The mitigation potential of REDD+ is discussed in the context of the global stocktake exercise.

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