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FRA 2000 - Pan-tropical survey of forest cover changes 1980-2000 - Results and findings









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    Forest Monitoring and Assessment for Climate Change Reporting: Partnerships, Capacity Building and Delivery 2007
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    This working paper was prepared in light of the upcoming Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in December 2007 to inform about the status and ongoing efforts in the field of forest monitoring, assessment and reporting at national and international levels. Part I is a review of partnerships between FAO and countries for building capacity and supporting implementation of forest monitoring, assessment and reporting, to meet requirements at national and international levels. At national level, FA O works with countries to establish long-term and robust monitoring systems, based on systematic field sampling and data collection. At international level, FAO supports countries to report to the Global Forest Resources Assessments, which is the leading global reporting process on forests, their management and use. Part II presents basic requirements for national forest monitoring systems, seen from a broader policy context. It reviews the current status in countries with respect to two variabl es that are important for climate change reporting – forest area changes and forest carbon stock. It is concluded that in most developing countries the quality of current forest monitoring would not be satisfactory for an accounting system of carbon credits. However, it is also suggested that investment in national forest monitoring is attracting greater interest, as exemplified by the increasing number of countries requesting support from FAO. FAO continues to work in close collaboration with i ts member countries to improve forest monitoring, assessment and reporting, including helping them to meet requirements for forest carbon reporting.
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    FRA 2000 - Pan-tropical survey of forest cover changes 1980-2000.
    Remote Sensing Survey of Forest Cover Changes 1980-2000
    2002
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    The FRA 2000 estimates of forest area and change are largely based on national statistics and inventory reports, which contain detailed information on the forests of individual countries. However, differences among data sets from the various countries can be great owing to the methods applied, the terms and definitions employed and the currency of the information in the individual inventories. Despite adjustments made to accommodate these differences, uncertainties can still arise when statistic s from different countries are compared, especially those relating to forest change.
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    Pilot assessment on global trends on tree cover, forest and land use 2016
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    This pioneering study by FAO and many partners presents preliminary results of the first pilot global assessment of trees, forest and land use in the world at global and continent level. More than 500 experts with knowledge of the land and land uses in specific regions conducted the assessment, using freely available satellite imagery and a newly developed survey methodology.

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