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Online Workshop Series
Exploring Criteria and Indicators for Tropical Peatland Restoration

Online Workshop Series, 2 September 2020, 1.30-4.00 PM (GMT+7)
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Indonesian peatlands, including peat swamp forests, comprise 36% of the world’s tropical peatlands. As one of the largest tropical peatlands, Indonesian peatlands provide numerous ecosystem services, including their ability to slowly sequester and store carbon. Despite their important benefits, Indonesian peatlands have faced deforestation and drainage since the 1980s, mainly for forestry and agriculture purposes.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by peatland degradation and fires, place Indonesia among the top five emitter countries. In its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement, Indonesia has committed to restoring more than 2 Mha of degraded peatland area to prevent GHG emissions.

Peatland restoration needs to be underpinned by monitoring efforts that allow an adaptive approach. Peatland monitoring, guided by science-based practice, will enhance the transparency and accountability of reporting under the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC). Indicators that are simple, easy to recognize, measure and monitor over time can be helpful.

A scientifically robust, reliable and practical set of criteria and indicators (C&I) can help to assess progress and outcomes of restoration efforts. Identified C&I should cover four aspects:  (1) biophysical, (2) social, (3) economic, and (4) governance.  This allows restoration targets to be adequately quantified, and success measured.

Join us for a virtual discussion to facilitate the process of developing C&I for peatland restoration through knowledge exchange and expert discussion.

Presentations:

For detail information, please follow this link.

For more information

Kania Rahayu, k.rahayu@cgiar.org

This online seminar will be conducted in English language

The registration will be closed on 31 August 2020

Keynote Speech and Moderator
Zulaili Isnaini Habib
Lecturer at Anthropology Department University of Riau, Indonesia
Sigit Sasmito
CIFOR
Speakers
Agenda
  • Day 1
    Tue, 14 Apr 2020
  • Day 2
    Wed, 15 Apr 2020
  • Day 3
    Thu, 16 Apr 2020
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CAPACITY BUILDING ON THE IPCC 2013 WETLAND SUPPLEMENT
08:30 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 09:30
Opening
  1. Introduction
  2. Welcoming and opening remarks
Speakers: Daniel Murdiyarso, Ruandha Agung Sugardiman.
09:00 - 10:30
Session 1 Capacity building – Peatland emission factors

Navigating Chapters 2 (Drained organic soils) and 3 (Rewetted organic soils)
Points of discussion:

  • Peat emission factors used in the FREL 2016 and planned to be used in the FREL 2020
Speakers: Kristell Hergoualc'h, Erin Swails.
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00
Session 2 Capacity building - Peatland emission factors

Scientific background on some key emission factors (e.g. peat fire, peat decomposition) for a better understanding on how to develop Tier 2 emission factors
Points of discussion:

Data availability and gaps

Speakers: Kristell Hergoualc'h, Erin Swails.
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
Session 3 Capacity building – Mangrove emission factors

Navigating Chapter 4 (Coastal Wetlands)
Points of discussion:

  • Mangrove emission factors to be used in the FREL 2020
Speakers: Steve Crooks, Daniel Murdiyarso.
14:00 - 14:30
Coffee break
14:30 - 15:30
Session 4 Capacity building - Mangrove emission factors

Scientific background on some key emission factors (e.g. XX) for a better understanding on how to develop Tier 2 emission factors
Points of discussion:

  • Data availability and gaps
Speakers: Steve Crooks, Daniel Murdiyarso.
15:30 - 16:00
Summary and way forward
Speaker: Rupesh Bhomia.
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FREL UNCERTAINTIES AND UNFCCC PRINCIPLES
09:00 - 10:30
Session 5 Capacity building – FREL uncertainty estimates

Description of options for estimating uncertainties under the IPCC 2006 guidelines
Points of discussion:

  • What is needed to reduce uncertainty?
Speakers: Rosa María Roman-Cuesta, Oswaldo Carrillo.
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00
Session 6 Capacity building – FREL uncertainty estimates

Description of the process of compiling the data needed to run the Monte Carlo simulations
Running Monte Carlo simulations with Indonesian FREL data
Points of discussion:

  • What is the acceptable uncertainty for an improved FREL 2020
  • What at does it take?
Speakers: Rosa María Roman-Cuesta, Oswaldo Carrillo.
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
Session 7 Capacity building – TACCC principles

Description of TACCC principles
Points of discussion:

  • How TACCC diagnose can be used to improve FREL 2020
Speakers: Rosa María Roman-Cuesta, Zuelclady Araujo.
14:00 - 14:30
Coffee break
14:30 - 15:30
Session 8 Capacity building – TACCC principles

Diagnostic of how the existing FREL 2016 could be improved to better align with the TACCC principles
Points of discussion:

  • What was in FREL 2016?
  • What have to be there in FREL 2020?
Speakers: Rosa María Roman-Cuesta, Zuelclady Araujo.
15:30 - 16:00
Summary and way forward
Speaker: Rupesh Bhomia.
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FREL 2016 AND FREL 2020: HOW BEST TO SUPPORT A BETTER ACCOUNTING OF WETLANDS?
09:00 - 10:30
Session 9 How best to support FREL improvement?

To understand how best to support the GoI in its FREL 2020 submission; particularly regarding the data needs and preferences and the accuracy requirements.
This would imply understanding on:

  • The selected FREL emissions/sinks
  • Preferences on how best to support GoI on the non-selected emissions/sources
  • Description of the MRV system to support FREL 2020 submission
  • Description of the FREL uncertainty estimates
Speaker: Director of IGRK or Director of IPSDH.
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00
Session 10 Open discussion
  1. To understand the best way to request and access data from FREL 2016 and FREL 2020, so that diagnostics and improvements can be suggested and done for the next FREL submissions.
  2. To integrate the uncertainty analysis based on Monte Carlo Simulations and identifying focal points within the Government that can support hands-on collaboration to run these simulations.
Speakers: Daniel Murdiyarso, Rosa María Roman-Cuesta, Kristell Hergoualc'h.
12:00 - 13:00
Closing and Lunch
Contacts
For more information, please contact
Sigit Sasmito
CIFOR
sigit.sasmito@gmail.com
Zulaili Isnaini Habib
Lecturer at Anthropology Department University of Riau, Indonesia
zulaili.isnaini@gmail.com

PARTNERS

Founding member states
Republic of Indonesia Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of Peru
Coordinating partners
Ministry of Environment and Forestry Republic of Indonesia CIFOR UN Environment FAO