Preparation of Action Plan and Capacity Building for the National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) for REDD+ in PakistanBeing a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the government of Pakistan is implementing Cancun Agreement on policy approaches and positive incentives on issues relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). As a part of the REDD+ readiness phase in Pakistan a project titled Preparation of Action Plan and Capacity Building for a National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) is being implemented by WWF-Pakistan to take the REDD+ preparation further and help Pakistan develop a robust transparent National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS). Inspector General Forests (IGF), Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad is the National Focal Point (NFP) whereas UN-REDD is providing both financial and technical support under its Target Support (TS) Funds.
The main objective of the project is preparation of a National Forest Monitoring System Action Plan (NFMS AP) that addresses the country’s needs for forest resources monitoring, including the monitoring of REDD+ policies and measures and the reporting commitments at national and international level (such as the Biennial Update Reports (BURs) and National Communications for the UNFCCC). This will provide a detailed baseline for Pakistan’s activities related to NFMS development and will ensure a broad, consistent understanding of the key elements of NFMS among stakeholders at national and provincial levels and provide a clear institutional framework for development and implementation of a NFMS for REDD+.