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National Land Monitoring and Information System for a transparent NDC reporting

As of: October 2020

Objective and activities

The project supports the reduction of emissions from deforestation (REDD+) in 22 partner countries (including 16 countries from the previous project 13_III_044_Global_M_National forest monitoring). To this end, it promotes the exchange of experience, knowledge transfer and the development of skills with regard to the application of a newly developed and used software tool for forest monitoring in cooperation with Google Outreach through the training of approx. 400 experts. The software extends the monitoring systems of the target countries. In this way, they can improve monitoring of NDC and REDD+ measures and reporting on GHGs and their reduction. Furthermore, the monitoring system provides an important basis for the implementation of all REDD+ instruments (such as the development of reference levels) and the preparation of reports (BURs) to the UNFCCC. Another new software (Earth Map) for land and restoration monitoring is also being developed by the project.
Predecessor project(s)
National Forest Monitoring and Information Systems for a transparent and truthful REDD+

State of implementation/results

  • Presentation of Earth Map at the Geo for Good 2018 conference at Google Headquarters in Mountain View (USA), and at the Agrobusiness Forum at the World Bank in Washington DC (USA)
  • Project launching workshop in Rome, Italy, on 5th-8th November 2018
  • Start of the initiative Africa DEAL for the purpose of systematic gathering of environmental, agricultural and climate data sets
  • Publishing of the scientific article "The global tree restoration potential" on 5 July 2019 in Science

Project data

Algeria, Argentina, Bhutan, Chile, Cuba, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Zambia

Implementing organisation:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Partner institution(s):
  • , Climate Change and Ozone Center - Tajikistan ," Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - South Africa", Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Philippines, Department of Forest Research and Survey - Nepal, Department of National Parks - Thailand , Federal Ministry of Environment - Nigeria, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Forestry Commission - Ghana," Institute for Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) - Colombia", Kenya Forest Service, Ministry of Agriculture and Environment - Tunisia, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) - Uruguay, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - Bhutan, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI) - Peru, Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection of Senegal, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development - Argentina, Ministry of Environmental and Sustainable Development (MEDD) - Burkina Faso," Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection - Zambia", National Forest Corporation Chile (CONAF), Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA)
  • Diverse partner institutions (governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations)

BMU grant:
3.150.000,00 €

05/2018  till  04/2021


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