Forest data transparency for climate action

Forest data transparency for climate action

Despite international commitments and agreements, deforestation and forest degradation continue to affect ecosystems around the world. This ongoing threat exacerbates climate change and negatively impacts countries, communities and individuals. The project “Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest),” aims to address these concerns and help countries meet their Paris Agreement goals and pledges by promoting the use of robust and transparent forest data.

A major component of the CBIT-Forest project is knowledge sharing, which is why identifying, documenting and disseminating case studies on forests and transparency, from countries establishing national forest monitoring systems (NFMS), is so important. Such case studies can serve as guides for other countries just beginning these processes or also for those that want to improve and learn more. To date, CBIT-Forest has produced six case studies available in three languages – English, Spanish and French. These case studies detailed successful transparency-related activities in Bangladesh, Chile, Costa Rica, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana and Papua New Guinea, and will help other counties implement forest data plans and strategies.  

 

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