Tuesday, October 27, 2020, New York: As part of the Coalition’s capacity-building program or Results-based REDD+ (RRR+) Project Phase II, our technical team is working with Ghana’s Forestry Commission on new Forest Reference Emissions Levels (FRELs).
The new capacity building program was developed by the Coalition to internalize the capacities of the Forestry Commission technical team. This training, all virtual, which started in mid-October, covers the application of Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) based principles of Transparency, Accuracy, Consistency, Comparability and Completeness (TACCC), implementation of 2006 IPCC guidelines for National GHG Inventories and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) decisions and modalities for FREL reporting. Due to restrictions on travel since Covid the Coalition’s technical team developed new online training, offering rainforest nations 24-hour access to materials and training sessions, irrespective of geography. The Ghana team is the first country to be utilizing the new training platform.
Now, the country is working on the Forest Reference Emissions Level (FREL) and committed to improving data quality and extending its scope at the national level for submission in the next round under the UNFCCC.