A robust national forest monitoring system (NFMS) enables countries to align their forest policies with up-to-date, reliable, transparent and accessible information. NFMS knowledge and results support countries in their efforts to build confidence in climate actions, and increase the effectiveness and transparency of those actions under the Paris Agreement. In this context, the ability to freely and easily access innovative and open-source tools and technologies becomes crucial for any country eager to efficiently formulate, implement and monitor forest-related policies and track progress towards sustainable forest management. The FAO elearning Academy webinar “Forest data and free open-source solutions for Climate Action” will highlight the ways in which forest monitoring tools support climate action, share experience from countries and present a new open-source solution for collecting and analysing forest data.
This international technical webinar is part of the series organized by the FAO elearning Academy, Agreenium (French training and research alliance for agriculture, food, environment and global health), UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), and Future Food Institute.
OBJECTIVES OF THIS SESSION
• Highlight the role of national forest monitoring systems (NFMS) in supporting climate action;
• Share knowledge and experiences from Ghana and Papua New Guinea;
• Launch FAO’s latest, free open-source tool, created to support forest monitoring.
This technical webinar will be delivered by Mr Julian Fox (FAO), Ms Rocio Cóndor-Golec (FAO), Mr Lauri Vesa (FAO), Mr Thomas Yaw Gyambrah (Forestry Commission of Ghana), Ms Elizabeth Kaidong (Papua New Guinea Forest Authority), and moderated by Ms Emily Donegan (FAO).