SILVACARBON IS AN INTERAGENCY TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROGRAM OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE THE CAPACITY OF SELECTED TROPICAL COUNTRIES TO MEASURE, MONITOR, AND REPORT CARBON IN THEIR FORESTS AND OTHER LANDS. DRAWING ON EXPERTISE AND RESOURCES FROM MULTIPLE U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, SILVACARBON ASSISTS PARTNER COUNTRIES IN THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL FOREST MONITORING SYSTEMS THAT SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES.
The primary objective of the SilvaCarbon program is to advance the generation and use of improved information related to forest and terrestrial carbon. The SilvaCarbon Central Africa program supports national forest monitoring and inventory efforts in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo. In Africa, SilvaCarbon also has programming in Ethiopia and Zambia in support of the BioCarbon Fund’s Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes. Due to its vast and bio-diverse forested areas, Central Africa is widely recognized as a global priority for sustainable forest management. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Government agencies implementing SilvaCarbon activities in Central Africa include the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Geological Survey, which work in collaboration with a wide range of partners including but not limited to local and U.S. Universities, local and international NGOS, and U.N. agencies. SilvaCarbon’s broader program works with twenty-three countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
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- Capacity building in Carbon Accounting in Central Africa
- Peatland inventory training in DRC
- Peatland forest inventory in Republic of the Congo
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