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UN-REDD countries meet to share experiences on measuring, reporting and verification systems for REDD

A measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) meeting held in FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 10-11 September 2009, brought together representatives from nine UN-REDD countries and three UN agencies



The MRV meeting brought together representatives from nine UN-REDD countries and three UN agencies

A measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) meeting took place on on 10-11 September 2009 in Rome, bringing together representatives from the nine UN-REDD countries, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and a few other observers.

Among the most important outcomes of the two-day meeting, country representatives have been able to share their experience and learn from other UN-REDD projects, establish priorities for capacity-building and technical advice on MRV systems, and adopt a common strategy which will enable them to gather comparable data related to the implementation of MRV systems for REDD.

The meeting’s main objectives were to:

  • discuss the current status of MRV tools ad information in each of the UN-REDD countries
  • develop a common vision on strategies for MRV in the UN-REDD countries
  • present and deliver tools and data for MRV of UN-REDD in the countries
  • update countries on the development of the MRV toolkit and gather inputs from country representatives

The FAO presented the MRV framework developed by UNREDD and hosted a discussion with the participants. Each country then presented the status of their development of MRV systems and gave inputs on the MRV strategy proposed for the UN-REDD programme.

Country participants received datasets, including global maps, country data and satellite imagery, as well as specialized software tools for remote sensing, GIS integration, change detection and land cover classification. They were also presented with methodologies to measure and monitor forest carbon, biomass, activity data, forest surface and forest area change.

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Looking ahead

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