Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector (CBIT-Forest)
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/
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.
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.
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
- 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
- International Forestry Students Association (IFSA)
- Wageningen University and Research (WUR)
- Women organizing for change in agriculture & natual resource management (WOCAN)
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.
Climate Change, MRV, ETF, AFOLU
|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|