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National Land Monitoring and Information System for a transparent NDC reporting

As of: November 2021

To ensure meaningful reporting on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions that are created by deforestation, suitable types of data need to be collected and monitored over time. To achieve this, one of the project aims is to support the use of an existing software tool for forest monitoring, which has been developed in cooperation with Google Outreach. The project scope also includes a new piece of software for landscape and restoration monitoring. The software will complement partner country monitoring systems. This will improve the monitoring of NDC and REDD+ measures as well as greenhouse gas reporting. The expanded monitoring system will also provide an important basis for implementing REDD+ instruments and the preparation of reports to the UNFCCC. Training for around 400 domain specialists is targeting knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer about the tool. In this way, the project is helping 22 partner countries to reduce deforestation emissions (REDD+)./
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 Open DEAL for the purpose of systematic gathering of environmental, agricultural and climate data sets.
  • On 5 July 2019, an important scientific report on “The global tree restoration potential” (…) has been published in Science Magazine. This report is the result of a collaboration between some project members, ETH Zurich and other FAO departments. This report uses a database, which was generated through Collect Earth.
  • FAO reports a continuous improvement to Collect Earth (…) and to the Earth Map platform.
  • FAO and the African Union started to organize a regional workshop in Addis Ababa in spring 2020, to discuss the work done so far for the Africa Open DEAL initiative and the best solutions to release/publish the data. The preliminary results of the data analysis at regional scale were also discussed.

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)

Political partner(s):
  • Climate Change and Ozone Center - Tajikistan
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Philippines
  • Department of Forest Research and Survey - Nepal
  • Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) - South Africa
  • 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 Forests - Bhutan
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI) - Peru
  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) - Indonesia
  • Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection - Senegal
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development - Argentina
  • Ministry of Environmental and Sustainable Development (MEDD) - Burkina Faso
  • Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources - Zambia
  • National Council on Climate Change - Indonesia
  • National Forest Corporation Chile (CONAF)
  • Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA)

Implementing partner(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern
  • Google - USA

BMU grant:
3.150.000,00 €

05/2018  till  02/2022


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