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GHGs Inventory support initiatives under UN REDD

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  • 1. GHGs Inventory support initiatives under UN REDD
  • 2. About the UN-REDD Programme • Partnership of FAO, UNDP and UNEP • Providing Quick start readiness support to 9 countries • Major opportunities under phase 2 • Governed by a Policy Board • In response to requests, welcomed 5 new countries in October • Global activities designed to support national efforts include MRV, multiple benefits, stakeholder engagement
  • 3. UN-REDD capacity building at Global Level on GHGs Inventory - CD REDD 3rd workshop on “National Forest Inventory: The Experiences of Non-Annex I Countries”. May 2009, India - CD REDD 4th workshop on “Readiness for REDD”. August 2009, Germany - Workshop on “Preparing Capacity Building Initiatives for Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Inventories”. November 2009, Spain In collaboration with:
  • 4. UN-REDD GHGs Inventory activities at Country Level DRC Under UN-REDD: Panama •FAO plans to support GHG inventories in 6 countries. Papua New •Inventories will be Guinea conducted in accordance with reporting requirements Paraguay for Annex I Parties under the Convention for the LULUCF sector. Vietnam Zambia
  • 5. UN REDD / FAO C-MRV approach in pilot countries National GHGs Inventory - to assess carbon stock changes National Forest Inventory - to assess emission factors RS monitoring system - to assess activity data
  • 6. Scope of MRV/Monitoring for REDD MRV/Monitoring Success Safeguards – Social, Environmental, Governance Factors Robustness Address non- Transparency Drivers C-MRV permanence C stock/emissions Stakeholder -> GHG inventories engagement Actions -> accounting Multiple benefits to avoid Feedback loops Leakage Integration with other monitoring Consistency with other goals – needs Social, Environmental
  • 7. Don’t Panic! • Cost-effective methods are available • Experience is around • No need for detailed decisions now • Give the process time • Phased approach
  • 8. Long-term Institutional needs 1927 Sweden: stem volume since 1920, by species 3500 Pine 3000 Spruce Broad-leaved 2500 Total 2000 2007 M m3 1500 1000 500 0 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Year All C pools...
  • 9. UN REDD / FAO C-MRV approach in pilot countries National GHGs Inventory - to assess carbon stock changes National Forest Inventory - to assess emission factors RS monitoring system - to assess activity data
  • 10. In UN-REDD significant technical expertise on GHGs inventories are existing also in UNDP and UNEP
  • 11. UNDP’s and UNEP’s national communication support progamme for non Annex I Parties’ has already targeted many countries around the world
  • 12. Future activties • There is existing technical expertise in UN- REDD • But we need to partner and coordinate with other players • With additional financial support the UN- REDD Programme could extend its activities on GHG Inventories to between 15-20 (or more..) countries