Training report – Belém, Brazil from 11 to 28 November 2011, by Patrick LOLA AMANI and Cherubins Brice OUISSIKA
Purpose and Content
The training goal was twofold: capacity building and technology transfer in the project "Monitoring of forest cover change and Quantification of carbon stocks and emissions from forest degradation and deforestation in the forests of Republic of Congo.”
COMIFAC Regional Workshop held in Brazzaville, 2 - 4 February 2010
There has been long standing interest in monitoring of Congo Basin Forests, largely driven by research on biodiversity, ecosystems, land use and earth system observations. As a result of the inclusion of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) in recent climate change treaty negotiations, the monitoring of the forests of the Congo Basin has become the subject of more intense interest.
The presentation ceremony of the FACET Atlas was held on April 5, 2011 at the Grand Hotel in Kinshasa. It was chaired by His Excellency José Endundo Bononge, Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), His Excellency Mr James ENTWISTLE, U.S. Ambassador to the DRC and Mr. John Flynn, Director of the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE).