This technical paper:
Provides an overview of the possible steps and requirements needed to develop and implement a monitoring system for estimating emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, assessing carbon stocks and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from changes in forest cover, and assessing the enhancement of forest carbon stocks.
Provides information on the indicative costs associated with the possible steps and requirements of a national monitoring system.
Illustrates elements that developing countries may need to take into account when developing a national monitoring system.
Aims to facilitate the better understanding of the associated costs of the implementation of methodologies and monitoring systems related to estimates of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, the assessment of carbon stocks and GHG emissions from changes in forest cover, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks.
The SBSTA, at its thirtieth session, reminded and encouraged Parties, relevant organizations and stakeholders to continue sharing information relating to decision 2/CP.13, paragraphs 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, via the UNFCCC REDD Web Platform (contained in FCCC/SBSTA/2009/L.9, paragraph 8).
Parties, relevant organizations and stakeholders may wish to share relevant information related to the subject matter of the technical paper on the UNFCCC REDD Web Platform.