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Measuring Reporting and Verification Training for Solomon Islands’ Forestry Officers and Stakeholders

The Solomon Islands’ Ministry of Forest and Research, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and other partner agencies, successfully completed a two-week field training on the measurement of forest and mangrove carbon.


The Solomon Islands’ Ministry of Forest and Research, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and other partner agencies, successfully completed a two-week field training on the measurement of forest and mangrove carbon.

Field training on measurement of forest and mangrove carbon in Solomon Islands.

The training contributed to the Measuring Reporting and Verification (MRV) component for REDD+ readiness. It was led by an MRV expert, Chris Heider of the Watershed Professional Network. Through its Forest Conservation program, the SPC-GIZ Pacific Regional Project on Climate Protection funded four officers from the Department of Forest to support MRV Field Training to more than 30 people.  The Department of Forests has expressed great satisfaction that its officers have learned forest carbon measurement skills.

The individuals who participated in the training were given certificates of participation during a closing dinner hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology.

The measurement of forest and mangrove carbon is important in quantifying the amount of carbon stocks in the Solomon Islands. The country can explore the economic potentials of market-based mechanisms for forest carbon. As the Solomon Islands promote sustainable development and focus on a pathway towards green growth, improving technical skills such as MRV is critical.

It is envisaged that other components for full REDD+ readiness will also be developed through partnerships between the Ministry of Forest and Research, Ministry of Environment, UN-REDD, SPC-GIZ, UNDP, SINU and locally based organizations such as the Lauru Land Conference of Tribal Communities (LLCTC).

 

 

 

 

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