FAO and Brazilian Space Institute Sign Forest Monitoring Agreement

FAO10 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) have signed an agreement to collaborate on emissions measuring and reporting.

Participation in the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD) requires monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of forest carbon stocks, and many developing countries are exploring how to design forest monitoring systems. INPE's work is at the cutting edge for monitoring deforestation and forest degradation. This collaboration with FAO will help facilitate the creation of necessary systems for forest monitoring in many developing countries. [FAO Press Release][UN-REDD Programme Website][Brazil's National Institute for Space Research Website]