Transparent monitoring in practice: supporting post-Paris land use sector mitigation
As of: October 2021
Transparent Monitoring (TM) can help developing countries to improve monitoring of land use emissions and better assess mitigation actions. The project develops guidance for TM, on how to implement open-source tools and open-access datasets and how to improve data access in four countries. In Côte d’Ivoire, the project develops guidance for assessing mitigation along cocoa supply chains to assist an effective and transparent accounting. In Ethiopia, its works towards integration of open-source tools, data and TM principles into the national MRV system to improve the assessment of biomass following land use change and participation of local communities. In Papua New Guinea, it analyses the adoption of open data, of data accessibility policies and the improvement in participation of indigenous peoples and local communities in MRV. In Peru, it develops guidance towards an interactive near-real time forest change monitoring system linked to a national incentive system for forest-related mitigation.
State of implementation/results
- Since the beginning of the project in November 2020, the project team has met in internal project workshops to review the starting situation in the implementing countries and strategies to cope with the Covid-19 situation.
- The project team launched a first project website to inform about the project in general and as a potential hub for public project products, hosted by Oeko-Institut (www.transparentmonitoring.org).
- In Côte d’Ivoire consultations with all relevant stakeholders (companies, ministries, etc.) took place. Internal consultations among implementing partners to design and prepare the scoping workshops will follow soon.
- Ethiopia: In order to proceed with the planning of the scoping workshops first consultations with the REDD+ secretary in Ethiopia have been terminated.
- Peru: Internal meetings within the implementing partners to envision the scoping workshop have taken place. An outline of the scoping workshop is being worked on and there are plans to have first meetings with stakeholders.
- Papua New Guinea: First video conferences are planned with relevant stakeholder institutions.