The project Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest), aims to strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of developing countries to meet the enhanced transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement, responding to Article 13 and contributing to tackling climate change.

Read more about the project on FAO's homepage here: http://www.fao.org/in-action/boosting-transparency-forest-data/en/


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Title
Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest)
Objective

To strengthen institutional and technical capacities of developing countries on forest-related data collection, analysis and dissemination processes to meet the enhanced transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement. 

GEF project grant
USD 1.686.320
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
End date
Pending
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

Relevant national institutions responsible for forest-related data are able to report and respond to the transparency requirements thanks to improved institutional capacity. 

Enhanced technical capacity of governmental counterparts in pilot countries in reporting, accuracy and consistency of forest-related data. 

Increased knowledge sharing among transparency practitioners and experts. 

Stakeholders

Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) network:

  • Global Forest Resources Assessment National Correspondents (FRA-NC)
  • Instituto Forestal (INFOR) (FRAAG)
  • USDA Forest Service National Office (FRA-AG)
  • All-Russian Research Institute for Silviculture and Mechanization of Forestry (FRA-AG)
  • European Commission – JRC (FRA-AG)
  • International Finance Corporation –World Bank Group (FRA-AG)
  • UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (FRA-AG)
  • UNFCCC (FRA-AG)
  • FOREST EUROPE (FRA-AG + CFRQ)
  • UNECE Trade and Timber Division (FRA-AG + CFRQ)
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (FRA-AG)
  • Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI)

(Note: FRA Advisory Group (FRA-AG); Collaborative Forest Resources Questionnaire (CFRQ))

Candidate pilot countries:

  • Asia- Thailand
  • Asia- Laos
  • Africa – Cote d’Ivoire
  • Africa – Uganda
  • LAC- Guatemala
  • LAC – Honduras

International institutions:

  • CBIT Global Coordination Platform (UNEP/UNDP)
  • FAO CBIT – AFOLU global project
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Initiative on Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) (ISPRA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Indigenous peoples and local communities organizations:

  • IPs Representative 1 – Asia
  • IPs Representative 2 – LAC
  • Rights & Resources Initiative
  • Rainforest Alliance US

Civil society:

  • International Forestry Students Association (IFSA)
  • Wageningen University and Research (WUR)
  • Women organizing for change in agriculture & natual resource management (WOCAN)
  • Megaflorestais
Knowledge Management Approaches

The CBIT-Forest project's component 3 'Sharing knowledge and improving coordination to respond to the ETF' addresses knowledge management. This includes among other the identification, documentation and sharing of case studies and/or best parctices as well as the devlopment of infographic booklets. More details can be found in the project document under component 3. 


Meet the focal point of the project
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Rocio Danica Condor Golec

Climate Change, MRV, ETF, AFOLU

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Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Degree of increased institutional capacity on the enhanced transparency framework 1 0 Mixed methodologies (interviews, reports, workshop proceedings)
Number of national institutions in targeted countries with the ability to respond to the enhanced transparency framework 1 0 Mixed methodologies
Number of countries with demonstrated increased capacity 1 0 Capacity development gaps & assessments, end of work capacity survey
Number of times practitioners accessing case studies/best practices At least 200 0
mber of times practitioners accessing outreach/dissemination products At least 400 0

Progress
(To be provided by the focal point of CBIT project)
Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome
1.1 Relevant national institutions responsible for forest-related data are able to report and respond to the transparency requirements thanks to improved institutional capacity.
Outputs
Output
1.1.1 Upgraded Global FRA reporting platform to improve access to forest-related data, support transparency-related activities and tracking process of NDCs designed and implemented.
Activities or deliverables
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Output
1.1.2 Global set of knowledge and training material on forest-related ETF package developed for and accessed by policymakers and technical experts in different languages and with different focus.
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Output
1.1.3 Regional high-level awareness raising and capacity building with key national stakeholders organized and executed.
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Outcome
2.1 Enhanced technical capacity of governmental counterparts in pilot countries in reporting, accuracy and consistency of forest-related data.
Outputs
Output
2.1.1 A global forest field observation repository to assist efforts to measure and report in compliance with the ETF developed for integration to the global forest-related platform.
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Output
2.1.2 Technical Regional/ National capacity built of relevant focal points in pilot countries on national forest monitoring systems for improved integration and consistency with international reporting processes (NDCs, REDD+).
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2.1.3 Roadmap in pilot countries on key gaps and barriers for the continued enhancement of national and global forest-related transparency identified and presented.
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Outcome
3.1 Increased knowledge sharing among transparency practitioners and experts.
Outputs
Output
3.1.1 Best practices and case studies on successful transparency-related activities, identified, documented and shared.
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3.1.2 Outreach and communication products developed, published and disseminated.
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English
One page project overview of the CBIT-Forest project by the FAO
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