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Forest monitoring Guidance and Training materials

In response to the need for technical assistance and guidance for countries to develop REDD+ MRV systems, GOFC-GOLD in collaboration with other partners, have developed a range of learning and teaching materials to enable countries to develop capacities and implement REDD+ monitoring and reporting. Read more about the development of and dissemination of these materials, which were sponsored by the World Bank.

REDD+ Sourcebook

A sourcebook of methods and procedures for monitoring measuring and reporting. This sourcebook aims to provide additional explanation, clarification, and methodologies to support national REDD monitoring systems. The book emphasizes the role of satellite remote sensing as an important tool for monitoring changes in forest cover, and provides clarification on the IPCC Guidelines for reporting changes in forest carbon stocks at the national level.

GFOI materials

The REDDCompass, developed through GFOI allows users to work progressively through key themes, concepts and actions of REDD+ National Forest Monitoring Systems (NFMS) for Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV), while gaining access to a suite of GFOI methods and guidance (known as the Methods and Guidance Document (MGD)), space data resources, and training materials and tools along the way.

Training modules

14 episodes

The GOFC-GOLD World Bank REDD+ MRV training modules are now available here. The materials include video lectures (in English only), and PowerPoint slides, exercises and country examples which are available in English, French and Spanish, and can be downloaded and edited for use in capacity building settings. There are 14 lectures based on existing good practice guidance on REDD+ related forest monitoring, covering topics from REDD+ design to reporting.

Webinar series

7 episodes

The video recordings of the GOFC-GOLD World Bank REDD+ MRV webinars are available here. This series of 7 webinars took place between April and June 2017, and provides background information on key topics as well as demonstrations of tools and methodologies.