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The sourcebook is the outcome of an ad-hoc REDD+ working group of “Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics” (GOFC-GOLD, www.fao.org/gtos/gofc-gold/), a technical panel of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS). The working group has been active since the initiation of the UNFCCC REDD+ process in 2005, has organized REDD+ expert workshops, and has contributed to related UNFCCC/SBSTA side events and GTOS submissions. GOFC-GOLD provides an independent expert platform for international cooperation and communication to formulate scientific consensus and provide technical input to the discussions and for implementation activities. A number of international experts in remote sensing, carbon measurement and reporting under the UNFCCC have contributed to the development of this sourcebook.
With some REDD+ decisions already adopted, Dec. 4/CP.15, Dec. 1/CP.16 and Dec. 12/CP.17, but with political discussions and negotiations ongoing, the current document provides the starting point to support the development of national forest monitoring systems (par. 71, Dec. 1/CP.16) and forest reference emission levels and forest reference levels (section II, Dec. 12/CP.17) considering current technical capabilities to monitor GHG emissions and removals from deforestation, reforestation and activities in forest land remaining forest land. This sourcebook is a living document and further methods and technical details can be specified and added with evolving negotiations and science. Respective communities are invited to provide comments and feedback to evolve a more detailed and refined guidelines document in the future.
|Place of Publication||Wageningen, Netherlands|
|Number of pages||225|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Mark Cutler (Invited speaker)
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