Establishment of a Reference Level (FRL) for Forest Land and Development of a System for Monitoring, Reporting and Verifying (MRV) Carbon Emission Reductions from Forests for Fiji’s National REDD+ ProgrammeBackground and Objectives: The Republic of Fiji has been actively engaged in the UNFCCC REDD+ process and advancing in its national REDD+ readiness process since 2009. As a part of National REDD+ Readiness Programme, the country is establishing a forest reference level (FRL), a national forest monitoring system (MFMS) and a functional national forest database in compliance with national and international requirements. The FRL and NFMS are two of the four Cancun Elements agreed at COP 16 of the UNFCCC in 2010 in Cancun that Fiji should have in place to obtain and receive result-based finance. The information that becomes available through the NFMS may be used to develop the REDD+ National Strategy or Action Plan. The Government of Fiji has commissioned the Department for World Forestry, University of Hamburg, Germany to accomplish the assignment. Besides, the assignment includes capacity building of relevant stakeholders in forest inventory, data analysis, and reporting and maintaining the database. Besides the accomplishment of the assignment, the Department for World Forestry, through the project, aims at strengthening the capacity of Melanesian countries to implement their climate change mitigation actions, improving academic and research networks with institutions active in the similar policy issues in Asia-Pacific region and disseminating the results to the relevant stakeholders.
Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften
Prof. Dr. Michael Köhl