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  • Partnering for Improved Forest Information

    Program OverviewMoses Jackson US Forest Service, Office of International Programs

  • OVERVIEW1. What is SilvaCarbon?

    2. What does SilvaCarbon do?

    3. Who is involved in SilvaCarbon?

    4. Where does SilvaCarbon work?

    5. Examples from the Andean Amazon

    6. Current work and strategy

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  • WHAT IS SILVACARBON?

    A technical cooperation program of the US Government to build capacity worldwide in measuring, monitoring, and managing forest and terrestrial carbon.

    Key characteristics:

    • Interagency: provides integrated support from multiple US agencies

    • Needs-based: fills technical capacity gaps, serves as a flexible science delivery tool

    • Collaborative: facilitates cooperation at national, regional, and international scales

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  • Impact

    Activities

    Outputs

    Outcomes

    Impact

    Activities

    Outputs

    Outcomes

    Partner countries generate and effectively use improved information related to forest and terrestrial carbon, contributing to low-emission development and climate change mitigation

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    Overarching GoalOverarching Goal

    WHAT IS SILVACARBON?

    RESULTSC

    HA

    IN

  • Provides technical support to assist countries to develop national forest monitoring systems (NFMS) that are robust, cost-effective, and tailored to their needs

    NFMS produce vital information on forest change, including forest carbon change, essential for:

    Improving decision-making in the land sector

    Participating in REDD+

    Fulfilling emissions reductions commitments

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    WHAT DOES SILVACARBON DO?

    √√√

  • Remote Sensing•Analysis and

    acquisition of spatial data on landscape change

    Forest Inventory•Design and

    implementation of ground-based forest surveys

    GHG Inventory•Estimation and

    reporting of GHG emissions from the land sector

    INTEGRATIONINTEGRATION

    Remote Sensing•Analysis and

    acquisition of spatial data on landscape change

    Forest Inventory•Design and

    implementation of ground-based forest surveys

    GHG Inventory•Estimation and

    reporting of GHG emissions from the land sector

    INTEGRATION

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    Capacity-Building Focal AreasCapacity-Building Focal Areas

    WHAT DOES SILVACARBON DO?

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    WHAT DOES SILVACARBON DO?

    Technical AssistanceTechnical Assistance WorkshopsWorkshops Study ToursStudy Tours

    South-South ExchangeSouth-South Exchange Tools & GuidanceTools & GuidanceApplied ResearchApplied Research

    Capacity-Building ActivitiesCapacity-Building Activities

  • U.S. Government Technical Agencies

    Country Partners

    Global Forest Observations Initiative

    Other Partners

    U.S. Government Technical Agencies

    Country Partners

    Global Forest Observations Initiative

    Other Partners

    U.S. Agency for

    International Development

    (USAID)

    U.S. Department

    of State

    U.S. Forest Service (USFS)

    U.S. Geological

    Survey (USGS)

    Environmental Protection Agency

    (EPA)

    National Aeronautics and Space

    Administration (NASA)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric

    Administration (NOAA)

    Smithsonian Institution

    U.S. Government Technical Agencies

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    Primary Funders Primary Implementers

    WHO IS INVOLVED IN SILVACARBON?

    COOPERATION

  • • Forestry departments• Mapping authorities• Space data agencies• REDD+ Units• NGOs• Universities

    Country PartnersU.S. Government Technical Agencies

    Country Partners

    Global Forest Observations Initiative

    Other Partners

    U.S. Government Technical Agencies

    Country Partners

    Global Forest Observations Initiative

    Other Partners

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    WHO IS INVOLVED IN SILVACARBON?

  • • International consortium focused on increasing the use and availability of remote sensing data and tools for national level forest monitoring

    • SilvaCarbon is the primary US contribution to GFOI

    • SilvaCarbon co-leads the GFOI Capacity-Building component with FAO

    Global Forest Observations Initiative ( )U.S. Government Technical Agencies

    Country Partners

    Global Forest Observations Initiative

    Other Partners

    U.S. Government Technical Agencies

    Country Partners

    Global Forest Observations Initiative

    Other Partners

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    WHO IS INVOLVED IN SILVACARBON?

    Sylvia Wilson, USGS

  • • Academia (e.g. University of Maryland, Boston University)

    • Other donors and multilaterals (e.g. FAO, UN-REDD, World Bank, GIZ)

    • NGOs (e.g. World Resources Institute)

    • Companies

    Other PartnersU.S. Government Technical Agencies

    Country Partners

    Global Forest Observations Initiative

    Other Partners

    U.S. Government Technical Agencies

    Country Partners

    Global Forest Observations Initiative

    Other Partners

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    WHO IS INVOLVED IN SILVACARBON?

    Matt Hansen,UMD

  • US Global Climate Change InitiativeUS Global Climate Change InitiativeEnhancing Capacity for Low-Emission Development Strategies ProgramEnhancing Capacity for Low-Emission Development Strategies Program

    Sustainable Landscapes ProgramSustainable Landscapes Program

    USG SUPPORT

    SilvaCarbon ProgramSilvaCarbon Program

    Steering CommitteeSteering Committee

    USAIDUSAID State Dept.State Dept. USFSUSFS USGSUSGS EPAEPA NASANASA NOAANOAA SmithsonianSmithsonian

    Group on Earth Observations (GEO)Group on Earth Observations (GEO)USAUSAAustraliaAustraliaNorwayNorway FAOFAO CEOSCEOS

    Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)

    Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)

    Other PartnersOther Partners

    PARTNERS

    ResearchResearchGlobal ProgramGlobal Program

    Country/Regional ProgramsCountry/Regional Programs

    Bangladesh Program

    Bangladesh Program

    Vietnam ProgramVietnam Program

    Latin America & Caribbean

    Program

    Latin America & Caribbean

    Program

    South & Southeast

    Asia Program

    South & Southeast

    Asia Program

    Africa Programs

    Africa Programs

    SilvaCarbonTechnical Team

    AcademiaAcademia

    Other Donors & MultilateralsOther Donors & Multilaterals

    Country PartnersCountry Partners

    Cooperation with other USG partners:• NASA-SERVIR• USAID Missions• Climate Fellows• SWAMP

    Cooperation with other USG partners:• NASA-SERVIR• USAID Missions• Climate Fellows• SWAMP

    WHO IS INVOLVED IN SILVACARBON?

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    Latin America& the CaribbeanCosta RicaDominican Rep.El SalvadorGuatemalaHondurasNicaraguaPanama

    ColombiaEcuadorPeru

    AFRICACameroonDem. Rep. of CongoRep. of CongoGabonMozambique

    AsiaBangladeshCambodiaIndonesiaLao PDRNepalPhilippines ThailandVietnam

    23 tropical forested countries in FY17

    WHERE DOES SILVACARBON WORK?

  • Mixture of regional, bilateral, and global-level programming, depending on needs and opportunities

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    WHERE DOES SILVACARBON WORK?

    Africa Programs – mainly bilateral

    Asia Regional Program – mainly regional, some bilateral

    Bangladesh Program – bilateral, funded by USAID Mission

    Vietnam Program – bilateral

    Latin America Program – regional + bilateral

    Global Program – global-level activities, coordination

  • Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru are each developing Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) systems for REDD+

    • They have different capacities and contexts, but face similar challenges and can leverage similar tools and techniques

    • SilvaCarbon works with all 3 countries to build MRV capacity through bilateral and regional technical support

    • Activities are coordinated by a USFS climate scientist based in Lima

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    Peru

    Ecuador

    Colombia

    Craig Wayson, PhDTechnical Advisor

    SILVACARBON IN THE ANDEAN AMAZONILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES

  • Direct Technical AssistanceBased on Colombia’s identified needs, USFS organized two-month technical detail by a forest inventory expert to assist with the redesign of the national forest inventory

    Direct Technical AssistanceBased on Colombia’s identified needs, USFS organized two-month technical detail by a forest inventory expert to assist with the redesign of the national forest inventory

    Regional WorkshopsUSGS organized GFOI workshop to showcase forest monitoring tools & approaches, identify country needs, and build the regional community of experts

    Regional WorkshopsUSGS organized GFOI workshop to showcase forest monitoring tools & approaches, identify country needs, and build the regional community of experts

    South-South CooperationWith SilvaCarbon, Peru and Ecuador collaborated with Colombia on its NFI redesign, and Colombia shared its mapping protocols with Ecuador and Peru

    South-South CooperationWith SilvaCarbon, Peru and Ecuador collaborated with Colombia on its NFI redesign, and Colombia shared its mapping protocols with Ecuador and Peru

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    Global EngagementUSFS and USGS co-organized an international forum to share new researchfindings with the global forest monitoring community, including country partners

    Global EngagementUSFS and USGS co-organized an international forum to share new researchfindings with the global forest monitoring community, including country partners

    University PartnershipsUSGS partnered with the University of Maryland to work with all three countries to implement UMD’s forest mapping system, and provide related tools and training

    University PartnershipsUSGS partnered with the University of Maryland to work with all three countries to implement UMD’s forest mapping system, and provide related tools and training

    SILVACARBON IN THE ANDEAN AMAZONILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES

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    Colombia was able to generate estimates of forest cover change annually for the first time, and developed an improved national forest inventory plan

    Ecuador completed its first national forest inventory, and its first forest-change map for an area typically covered by clouds

    Peru finalized its first large-scale forest-change map, and is completing the first phase of its national forest inventory

    SILVACARBON IN THE ANDEAN AMAZONILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES

    Results achieved with SilvaCarbon technical support:

  • • Strategic priorities include:

    • Fostering transparency in forest/terrestrial carbon data

    • Expanding beyond forests/REDD+ to the landscape scale

    • Helping countries meet their national and international GHG commitments

    • Strengthening national monitoring systems to address multiple objectives

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    CURRENT WORK

  • CURRENT WORK

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    FY17 Work Plan Activities, by Country/Region and OutcomeOUTCOME 1 OUTCOME 2 OUTCOME 3 TOTAL

    # of activities Enhanced capacity to measure/ monitor/report landscape carbonEnhanced use of data in decision

    & policy makingStrengthened cooperation &

    agreement

    Asia Regional 7 2 4 13Vietnam 10 1 3 14Bangladesh* - - - 19Cameroon 7 - 1 8ROC 2 - 1 3DRC 2 - 1 3Gabon 2 - - 2Mozambique 1 - 1 2Central America 4 - 2 6Andean Amazon 2 - 4 6Global Program 9 - 12 21

    * The Bangladesh Program contributes to separate, complementary Outcomes developed in collaboration with USAID/Bangladesh and FAO 97

  • SILVACARBONFOLLOW-UP INFO

    SilvaCarbon Spotlight e-newsletter: http://goo.gl/sSGDFL SilvaCarbon website: www.silvacarbon.org (under development) USFS & USGS Global Program contacts:

    • Alex Moad, [email protected]• Sasha Gottlieb, [email protected]• Moses Jackson, [email protected]• Sylvia Wilson, [email protected]

  • QUANTIFYING MANGROVE BIOMASS AND CARBON STOCKS

  • SWAMP provides management agencies, policy makers, and scientists with credible scientific information needed to make sound decisions relating to the role of tropical wetlands in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

    Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP)

  • Reference Source:

    Kauffman, J.B. and Donato, D.C. 2012 Protocols for the measurement, monitoring and reporting of structure, biomass and carbon stocks in mangrove forests. Working Paper 86. CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia.

    The SWAMP Protocol

    Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP)

  • Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP)

    27 countries

  • SWAMP Follow-Up Info

    USFS Global Contacts• Beth Lebow, [email protected]• Alex Moad, [email protected]• Sasha Gottlieb, [email protected]• Moses Jackson, [email protected]

    Website• http://www.cifor.org/swamp/

    Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program (SWAMP)

  • Climate Fellows ProgramPeer-to-Peer Technical Collaboration

    Program Overview

  • Climate Fellows Program

    WHAT IS THE CLIMATE FELLOW PROGRAM?

    The Climate Fellows program places US technical experts within ministries in partner countries to provide long-term, hands-on assistance on climate-related work areas

    • Responds to national needs, including REDD+ readiness and other sustainable landscape efforts

    • Fellows serve for approximately 2 years in-country

    • Funded by US Department of State, implemented by US Forest Service

  • WHO ARE THE CLIMATE FELLOWS?• Forest Service technical experts in different fields related to REDD+

    • Geospatial Analysis• Forest Monitoring• Forest Ecology• GHG Emissions Estimation

    • Fellows work directly with/in government offices responsible for REDD+ and related initiatives

    Climate Fellows Program

  • WHERE HAVE CLIMATE FELLOWS WORKED?

    Zambia

    PhilippinesCosta Rica

    Climate Fellows Program

    Coming soon…

  • Amanda Whitehurst

    • Remote Sensing Expert

    • Worked with the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) and Forest Management Bureau (FMB)

    • September 2014 -November 2016

    Darren Johnson

    • Forest Ecologist

    • Worked with the Zambia Environmental Management Agency(ZEMA)

    • August 2014 –August 2016

    Randy Hamilton

    • Geospatial Advisor

    • Works with the National Fund for Forest Financing (FONAFIFO)

    • January 2015 - present

    Costa Rica Zambia Philippines

    Climate Fellows Program

  • Climate Fellows Program

    Climate Fellows Follow-Up Info

    USFS Global Contacts• Alex Moad, [email protected]• Sasha Gottlieb, [email protected]• Moses Jackson, [email protected]

    USFS Costa Rica Program Manager• Ingrid Swenson, [email protected]