Suriname is currently in its REDD+ Readiness phase for which a REDD+ National Strategy is being developed. The Strategy includes the establishment and submission of the first FRL/FREL to the UNFCCC, by December 2016. For the FRL/FREL, according to Decision 11/CP.19, historic data on activities and emission factors will be provided by the National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS), including the Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) function, and will be adjusted to the national circumstances.
During the first half of 2016, in preparation of the formulation of the first FRL/FREL, several studies delivering input for the FRL/FREL will be compiled. One of these studies is a State-of-the-art study: Best estimates for emission factors and carbon stocks for Suriname. This study will provide the best possible estimates for the Emission Factors based on existing information and on different forest transitions and forest management types. In addition to informing the FRL/FREL, this study will be a starting point for the design of the multipurpose National Forest Inventory (NFI) for Suriname. The Foundation for Forest Management and Production Control (SBB) is responsible for the FRL/FREL and design of the NFMS, including the NFI. For the
State-of-the-art study: Best estimates for emission factors and carbon stocks for Suriname, SBB has chosen to collaborate with the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), based in Costa Rica. The study will be led by CATIE in close partnership with SBB and in collaboration of other SBB key partners; using a methodology that guarantees capacity-building of national experts in
To train Suriname national experts on allometric equations development and validation, on database management processes, and on carbon stocks and emission factors calculations.
See the event report on Data base management and estimation of emission factors training in Costa Rica.