Workshop on “Mechanisms and Networks for Technology Transfer in Climate Change for the Forestry Sector

On September 29 and 30, the first workshop on “Mechanisms and Networks for Technology Transfer in Climate Change for the Forestry Sector” was held at the Hotel Crown Plaza Corobicí, in San José, Costa Rica.

Twenty-six people representing 15 countries in the region participated in this workshop. Participants came from diverse international organizations and government institutions that included the National Entities Designated by the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) in Paraguay, Guatemala, Cuba, Bolivia, Uruguay, Colombia and Peru.

Workshop objetives

The main purpose of the workshop was to present the project, its activities, proposals and implementation modalities.

During the workshop, existing experiences at the regional level were also shared that could serve as a basis for discussions to generate synergies, as well as an interchange of lessons about the current use of different technogies for forest monitoring in the region.

Additionally, input from participants from the different countries was obtained to initiate the process of prioritization for implementation of project activities, and initiatives in the region were identified to highlight opportunities for collaboration and integration of actions in this area.

This report represents a summary of the sythesis of principal topics prestend, discussions and possible aspects for follow-up. The presentations can be downloaded at the following online link:

To obtain a digital copy of the minutes of the event, which include the agenda, summaries of presentations and list of participants, go to http://www.catie.ac.cr/tecnologias-monitoreo-forestal/wp-content/uploads/memoria-taller-monitoreo-forestal.pdf

To access the presentations of the participants:

Introducción sobre el proyecto

Satellite imagery: strengths and challenges for forest monitoring

Towards a restoration information system

Estrategia Mesoamericana de Sustentabilidad Ambiental en Monitoreo Forestal

Silva Carbon An Overview

Acciones regionales en monitoreo forestal

Cost-effective systems for multi-purpose national forest monitoring

A perspective on Large Area Forest Monitoring

Monitoring ecosystem services for REDD+