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Third edition of FAO’s MOOC on “Forests and transparency under the Paris Agreement”

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is launching its third edition of the massive open online course (MOOC) “Forests and Transparency under the Paris Agreement.” Developed under the project “Building Global Capacity to Increase Transparency in the Forest sector (CBIT-Forest)”, in collaboration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), this course further explores the connections between aspects of the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement, and the collection, analysis and dissemination of reliable and transparent forest information. The MOOC will teach participants that the support needed to maintain a sustainable National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) also enables countries to meet the reporting requirements of the ETF.

This MOOC will guide participants through four modules, each of which details a particular aspect of NFMS and the ETF. In addition to reviewing key principles of each and examining the connections between them, participants will have the unique opportunity to interact with international experts in the fields of forestry, land use, and climate change. Two live webinars will be held- one is designed to explore the process of creating and implementing an NFMS, and the other focuses on how to make a seamless transition from the measurement, reporting and verification framework to the enhanced transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. Both webinars will be delivered simultaneously in all three languages of the course – English, Spanish, and French.

The course concludes with a final 24-question exam, in which participants must score 75 percent or higher to obtain the Digital Badge Certification. Along with the badge, participants are presented with a Certificate of Participation upon completion.

The MOOC is free and open to everyone, provided you have the link to the platform. To join the MOOC, kindly register here

Registrations by interested applicants must be submitted by 12 September 2021

You can find further information here