About the Working Group

The SNRD Asia and the Pacific working group on Forest focuses on the topics of (1) How can Forest be successfully implemented in the region and (2) how can GIZ position itself? The working group is primarily pushing the exchange of Forest knowledge and experiences (e.g. MRV/REL; Safeguards, and Safeguards Information Systems: Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), FCPF related issues i.e. access to the FCPF Carbon Fund, climate finance as well as carbon markets and biodiversity issues) among the GIZ staff of the Forest working group to provide profound advisory services to our partner countries.


Issues / Topics

The Warsaw Framework for Forest was adopted in December 2013, providing additional guidance for in-country Forest implementation. Forest is part of the Paris Climate Agreement. It has implications for the WG Forest and in-country implementation, including Safeguards Information System, national forest monitoring approaches and reference levels as well as access to climate finance. Another priority will be around Forest Landscape Restoration and Deforestation-free supply chains.