• Our Work

Technical Training & Capacity Building

Offering technical training to help rainforest countries develop their national greenhouse gas inventories.
  • Our Work

Technical Training & Capacity Building

Offering technical training to help rainforest countries develop their national greenhouse gas inventories.

An Overview

While we were successful in our mission to mandate REDD+ as part of the Paris Agreement, we still have a massive amount of work to do to support our countries. A challenge for many of our countries is a lack of systems to accumulate data on land management and forests. Countries may have gaps in accurate reporting on emissions from agriculture, forest and other land uses; gaps they must resolve before they can report on their conservation results results-based.

To address this disparity, we support our participating countries with capacity-building and training. Our Reporting for Results-based REDD+ (RRR+) project helps countries create emissions inventories, build skills to measure and report on forest- and land-based emissions, and sets them up to report on their conservation efforts.

Bespoke training for the Dominican Republic’s national experts to enhance technical capacity to prepare the GHGi through data collection using the satellite mapping tool Open Foris – Collect Earth. Delegates from the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources attended the training, held at CfRN headquarters in New York City.

Our Goal To support rainforest countries in enhancing capacity on REDD+ Measurements, Reporting & Verification (MRV) and fulfillment of Paris Agreement transparency requirements for:
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory from Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Forest Reference Levels
  • Technical Assessment REDD+

Our Goal To support rainforest countries in enhancing capacity on REDD+ Measurements, Reporting & Verification (MRV) and fulfillment of Paris Agreement transparency requirements for:
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory from Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Forest Reference Levels
  • Technical Assessment REDD+

Our Program

For the past 10 years, CfRN has been providing technical support to rainforest nations to build capacity for preparing and submitting national greenhouse has inventories that follow the guidelines defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as decided by the UNFCCC.

We offer countries both light touch and full support in training government agency and forestry commission staff. Many of our countries have successfully prepared inventories for the UNFCCC in order to transparently update the world around their success implementing and demonstrating REDD+ results.

Full Support

  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Cameroon
  • Congo
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • DRC
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • Liberia
  • Mozambique
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Saint Lucia
  • Suriname
  • Uganda

Light Touch

  • Argentina
  • Burundi
  • Chad
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Malawi
  • Nigeria
  • Paraguay
  • Rwanda
  • Solomon Islands
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Thailand

“I would like to congratulate CfRN on the successful implementation of the Reporting for Results-Based REDD+ in Ghana. The work has dramatically impacted our practice in building a domestic Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector.”

“I would like to congratulate CfRN on the successful implementation of the Reporting for Results-Based REDD+ in Ghana. The work has dramatically impacted our practice in building a domestic Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector.”

H. E. Mr. Kwadwo Owusu Afrivie, Chief Executive Officer Forestry Commission of Ghana

Calculating Emission Reductions

Over 50 countries have submitted a Forest Reference Level, which acts as the crediting baseline for calculating emissions reductions from a rainforest.

Recent examples – Saint Lucia, Gabon and Ghana’s Forest Reference Level reports (2021)

Reporting REDD+ Results (RRR+) – Modes of implementation

Our Services

  • Enhancing understanding of institutional arrangements and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
  • Technical training of national experts and officers
  • Strategic guidance for reporting to the UNFCCC
  • Construction of REDD+ forest and forest emissions reference levels
  • Estimation and assessment of REDD+ results

REDD+ Training and Online Resources

During the program, each country’s technical specialists from ministries, agencies and forestry commissions and take part in customized online and in-person training sessions from our highly qualified, international technical team to develop their understanding and proficiency in greenhouse gas emissions inventories, in line with methods and guidelines from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the international authority on reporting emissions and carbon stocks.

Training includes using a Collect Earth and a Microsoft-based protocol with steps and procedures for the analysis of forest cover and land use data for the estimation of deforestation levels.

Participants from the DRC Ministry of Forestry and Ministry of Agriculture, and University of Marian Ngouabi, attending a CfRC workshop.

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