REDD+ Monitoring and Information – Overview <ul><li>21 March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Holmgren  </li></ul><ul><li>FAO ...
Outline <ul><li>Monitoring and information for REDD+ </li></ul><ul><li>Links to the UN-REDD strategy and actions </li></ul...
REDD+ Specification Deforestation Forest Degradation Conservation Sustainable management Enhancement Consistent Transparen...
1. Monitoring & Information for REDD+ <ul><li>REDD+ success depends on getting monitoring right, to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
Diverse   information   needs UNFCCC REDD+ Country  Local REDD+ implementation $ $ / enforcement Policy  options analyses ...
2. Links to UN-REDD strategy and actions <ul><li>Monitoring relates to all strategy work areas </li></ul><ul><li>Applies t...
Action examples, global programme <ul><li>Carbon MRV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GHG inventory training,  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Action examples, global programme <ul><li>Multiple Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance for monitoring of impact on Bio...
Action examples, global programme <ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With Chatham House: Guidance on monitoring gove...
3. Monitoring requirements <ul><li>Information categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>th...
Monitoring requirements <ul><li>Levels and Purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>P...
Diverse information needs UNFCCC REDD+ Country  Local REDD+ implementation $ $ / enforcement Policy  options analyses Inst...
Monitoring requirements <ul><li>Strategic level </li></ul><ul><li>Must have high accuracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unbiased r...
REDD+ Monitoring and Information Carbon (emission activities) Environment (services, products, multiple benefits, safeguar...
REDD+ Monitoring and Information Carbon Environment Governance Strategic level Operational level Social safeguards UNFCCC ...
Proposed next steps <ul><li>Starting from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the UN-REDD Programme Strategy  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
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Holmgren redd+ monitoring and information overview 21 march 2011 final

  1. 1. REDD+ Monitoring and Information – Overview <ul><li>21 March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Holmgren </li></ul><ul><li>FAO </li></ul>
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Monitoring and information for REDD+ </li></ul><ul><li>Links to the UN-REDD strategy and actions </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed next steps </li></ul>
  3. 3. REDD+ Specification Deforestation Forest Degradation Conservation Sustainable management Enhancement Consistent Transparent & Effective Governance Rights of Communities Stakeholder Participation Conservation Reversals Displacement Country-driven National circumstances Consistent with development goals Consistent with adaptation needs Equitable etc. financing Results-based Principles Emission activities Safeguards
  4. 4. 1. Monitoring & Information for REDD+ <ul><li>REDD+ success depends on getting monitoring right, to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet UNFCCC requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Cancún agreement paras 70-73, Annexes I and II </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve national policy processes and decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>varying needs between countries; context beyond REDD+ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure effective and agreeable local implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>low transaction costs and good governance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Diverse information needs UNFCCC REDD+ Country Local REDD+ implementation $ $ / enforcement Policy options analyses Institutional investments $ MRV Performance
  6. 6. 2. Links to UN-REDD strategy and actions <ul><li>Monitoring relates to all strategy work areas </li></ul><ul><li>Applies to national and global programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Support to countries through </li></ul><ul><ul><li>capacity development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>data provision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>guidance, methods, tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>backstopping to country actions </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Action examples, global programme <ul><li>Carbon MRV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GHG inventory training, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>expert consultations, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>systematic review, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>satellite data provision, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>international partnerships, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>methodological guidance, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tools development, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support to country programme development and backstopping </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Action examples, global programme <ul><li>Multiple Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance for monitoring of impact on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forest monitoring courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptation of National Forest Inventory approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safeguards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social and Environmental principles and criteria </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Action examples, global programme <ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With Chatham House: Guidance on monitoring governance for REDD+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participatory Governance Assessment </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 3. Monitoring requirements <ul><li>Information categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the results of emission activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the wider range of ecosystem services and products from forests (multiple benefits), including environmental safeguards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Safeguards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Monitoring requirements <ul><li>Levels and Purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose: Serve the needs of national policy processes and national level reporting requirements, including to comply with international commitments; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operational level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose: Serve the needs of implementation on the ground, including assurances and enforcements at local / project / programme scale. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Diverse information needs UNFCCC REDD+ Country Local REDD+ implementation $ $ / enforcement Policy options analyses Institutional investments $ MRV Performance Strategic level monitoring Operational level monitoring
  13. 13. Monitoring requirements <ul><li>Strategic level </li></ul><ul><li>Must have high accuracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unbiased results, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Error estimates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expensive measurements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. field plots </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Points to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample based approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(full cover not needed) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operational level </li></ul><ul><li>Must be full cover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance on all land </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must be low-cost per area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to keep transaction cost low </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. remote sensing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Points to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proxy based approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(high accuracy not needed) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. REDD+ Monitoring and Information Carbon (emission activities) Environment (services, products, multiple benefits, safeguards) Governance Strategic level Operational level Social safeguards GHG inventories Activity data Mitigation proxies Biodiversity Wood and non-wood products Displacement Land use Conservation Reversals Policy coherence with development goals Livelihood impact Regulatory framework Transparency Accountability Enforcement/Compliance Transparency Accountability
  15. 15. REDD+ Monitoring and Information Carbon Environment Governance Strategic level Operational level Social safeguards UNFCCC Country Local Policy
  16. 16. Proposed next steps <ul><li>Starting from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the UN-REDD Programme Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the framework to support country actions through the global programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lessons learnt and ongoing work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engage countries and stakeholders to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>develop a cross-cutting “monitoring and information package” for REDD+ implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>explore tools, methods, guidance (and gaps) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>identify priority actions to support countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>present a report to Policy Board 7 </li></ul></ul>
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