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Keeping an Eye on SDG 15: Working with countries to measure indicators for forests and mountains

The brochure presents the three indicators under SDG 15, for which FAO is the custodian agency: 15.1.1-Forest area as a proportion of total land area, 15.2.1-Progress towards sustainable forest management and 15.4.2-Mountain Green Cover Index. Countries provide FAO with data for indicators 15.1.1 and 15.2.1 as part of the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) process. The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) produces data for indicator 15.4.2 using remote sensing, and national-level data are distributed to governments for validation. FAO supports countries in their monitoring efforts through advanced software tools, training and networking.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Forest cover reporting
  • SDG 15 Life on land
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Contact

SDG process: Thais.LinharesJuvenal@fao.org SDG indicators 15.1.1 and 15.2.1: fra@fao.org http://www.fao.org/forest-resources-assessment SDG indicator 15.4.2: rosalaura.romeo@fao.org http://www.fao.org/mountain-partnership

Author (corporate) FAO
Publication date 2017
Pagination 16
Keywords mountains,monitoring and evaluation
Date uploaded May 16, 2018, 08:06 (UTC)
Date modified July 2, 2018, 03:28 (UTC)