[OSGeo Africa] FW: RCMRD Workshop on REDD+ Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) with OSS - June 11 - 13, 2013 @RCMRD

Byron A. O. Anangwe banangwe at rcmrd.org
Wed May 29 01:01:26 PDT 2013





"Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+)" is an
effort to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forests,
offering incentives for developing countries to reduce carbon emissions from
forested lands and to invest in a sustainable low-carbon development
supported by the United Nations ( <http://www.un-redd.org>
http://www.un-redd.org). Several African countries evaluated REDD+ as a
valuable mechanism for sustainable development and have already established
initial schemes at forestry related national ministries. 


A major limitation for a successful and sustainable implementation of REDD+
in many African countries is the lack of technical capacity required to
establish a REDD readiness program. RCMRD in partnership with RapidEye
(www.rapideye), one of the leading satellite imagery providers seeks to
strengthen these efforts to enable national authorities to improve existing
capabilities to carry out IPCC compliant carbon stock assessments while also
support the implementation of a national REDD+ Measurement, Reporting &
Verification (MRV) system.


RapidEye imagery has been successfully used globally in the scope of many
REDD initiatives ( <http://www.rapideye.com/upload/RE_REDD.pdf>


Please see concept note as attached. 



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