FAO and Coalition of Rainforest Nations Sign Agreement on Capacity Building

28 January 2011: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has signed an agreement on building capacity for systems to measure, report and verify (MRV) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the context of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

The agreement will assist developing countries in setting up their national inventory systems. The signing took place alongside a Training Workshop on the National System for Greenhouse Gas Inventory, which took place from 25-28 January 2011, at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. The agreement was signed by FAO Assistant Director-General Alexander Müller and the Coalition of Rainforest Nations (CfRN) Executive Director Kevin Conrad. [FAO Press Release]