Transparent data needed to reach global goals on climate

Published on
March 13, 2018

A video post of Niki de Sy on Transparent data needed to reach global goals on climate was released at the the Global Landscapes Forum, exploring common standards of data transparency in the land-use sector.

With no shortage of interested stakeholders when it comes to climate change, there is a need for transparent land-use monitoring approaches that a wide range of actors can easily use for their goals.

This is easier said than done. Measuring the success of global goals set out under the Paris Agreement, and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) from individual countries, for the land-use sector requires Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas emissions from land conversion, degradation and deforestation.

Besides this, the required data aren’t only of interest to government actors in the field of climate change. Increasingly, users from civil society, the private sector, or the interested public need, and want, access to this kind of information in reliable, accessible and understandable ways.