Methods & Guidance Documentation

The GFOI MGD Component co-ordinates the publication of methodological advice for countries wishing to make use of remotely sensed and ground-based data for forest monitoring and reporting of reduced emissions from deforestation, forest degradation and associated activities, jointly referred to as REDD+ in the climate negotiations.

The Methods and Guidance Document, and its supporting modules, complements guidance published by IPCC ,GOFC-GOLD, approaches taken by the UN-REDD Programme and Word Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and has been produced in cooperation with these initiatives.

The guidance is written by of a world-class team of experts and stakeholders and takes account of the accumulated experience on the joint use of remote sensing and ground-based data in support of estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals from the forestry sector.

The MGD can be accessed or downloaded from REDDcompass, on online platform administered by the MGD Component, that guides users through core Themes, Concepts and Actions involved in the development of National Forest Monitoring Systems (NFMS) for REDD+ Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV).

REDDcompass is a framework for accessing GFOI partner resources including the MGD, tools, training materials and relevant advances in research and development in the context of identifying progress and improvement priorities related to the development and implementation of national forest monitoring systems.

Contact: Australia is the co-lead responsible for the Methods and Guidance Documentation component of GFOI. For more information contact 

MGD Authors

MGD Authors

Methods and Guidance Documentation

Integrating Remote-sensing and Ground-based Observations for Estimation of Emissions and Removals of Greenhouse Gases in Forests: Methods and Guidance (MGD) from the Global Forest Observations Initiative.

Read or download the MGD through the GFOI REDDcompass.