The GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Office¹ and the CIFOR Global Comparative Study on REDD+² held a workshop titled ‘Stepwise approaches for national forest monitoring and REDD+ MRV capacity development’ in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on 3–5 September 2012. Institutions represented at the meeting were:
1. intergovernmental institutions (World Bank, FAO, IPCC, UNFCCC, European Commission, ESA)
2. national forest monitoring experts (from Brazil, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Norway, Tanzania, Vietnam, Germany)
3. academic institutes (Wageningen University, Colegio de la Frontera Sur, CIGA)
4. other international experts active in REDD+ MRV capacity development (such as Winrock, GIZ).
The meeting was organised in the context of increasing demand for...