At COP19 in Warsaw, policy makers, practitioners and researchers answered some controversial questions on community forest monitoring for REDD+. The results of this are published online.
In short, respondents generally agreed that community monitored data can be sufficiently accurate and that new technologies should be supported. However, there was some disagreement about whether community monitoring of carbon performance can form the basis for financial rewards for REDD and whether the data can be integrated into national forest monitoring systems.
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