Title: Earth Observation and Political Negotiations: Linking Requirements and Capabilities in the Context of the UNFCCC/REDD Process
Citation: Proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE) p. 1-4
Publisher: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC52130
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC52130
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: In 2005, official discussions initiated at the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established a process to analyze how reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) in developing countries could contribute to the ultimate goal of the Convention. A basic underpinning requirement is the systematic long-term observation of forests and other land cover characteristics and changes at national and global levels. In response to this need, the ¿Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics¿ (GOFC-GOLD) has established a REDD working group and continuous interaction mechanism with the UNFCCC to provide technical contributions to the negotiations and for national-level capacity development for monitoring emphasizing the important role of satellite remote sensing in this context. Key considerations are given to the approach and experiences of this interaction process of the technical earth observation and carbon monitoring community with the REDD political discussions.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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