Programme (Please follow the links on the agenda items to obtain presentations)


Day 1 - Monday, 21 September 2015

Room „Kleiner Saal“


Morning: Arrival


13:00-14:00 Registration and welcome coffee


14:00 – 14:30 Welcome

-       Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk, Deputy Director General at Directorate 31 - Sustainable Development; Natural Resources; Economic Policy and Infrastructure, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

-       Dr. Rolf Densing, Program Director Space Administration, German Aerospace Center (DLR)


Introduction to the Conference Programme

-       Reinhard Wolf, GIZ, Advisor, International Forest Policy (facilitator)


14:30 - 16:00

Part I: Setting the scene


Ø  MRV requirements

§  according to UNFCCC (Dirk Nemitz, UNFCCC)

§  from an implementation perspective: UN-REDD (Inge Jonckheere, FAO)


Ø  Global availability and coordination of satellite data for REDD+ monitoring     

(Frank-Martin Seifert, ESA/GFOI)


16:00 Coffee break and poster session




16:30 – 18:30

Part II: Concepts and costs of measuring and monitoring forest degradation


Ø  Overview on forest degradation monitoring concepts and operational maturity - report from the GOFC/GOLD-GFOI expert workshop on forest degradation

(Prof. Dr. Martin Herold, Wageningen University)


Ø  Presentation of concepts and project experiences

§  Indonesia: “Monitoring Deforestation and Forest Degradation on National and Local Level in Indonesia” (Ruandha Agung Sugardiman and Belinda A. Margono, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia)

§  México: (Dr. Michael Schmidt, CONABIO, National Commission for Biodiversity, México)

§  Brazil: (Gabriel Henrique Lui, Ministry of the Environment, Brazil and Dalton de Morisson Valeriano, INPE, Brazil)


18:30 Dinner with poster session



21:30 End of Day 1


Day 2 - Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Room “Kleiner Saal”


8:30 Admission


09:00 – 10:00

Part II (continued): Concepts and costs of measuring and monitoring forest degradation

Ø  Presentation of concepts and project experiences

§  Central America: Video.

§  FAO: “Collect Earth: an open source tool, based on freely available satellite images and Google technology, to assess LULUCF and forests trends in the UNFCCC context. The experience of a FAO capacity building project funded by the German International Climate Change Initiative”  (Danilo Mollicone, FAO)

§  SADC: (Abel Siampale, Forestry Department, Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources, Zambia). Additional Video.


10:00 – 10:15      Introduction to thematic working groups: Guiding questions


10:15 – 10:30      Coffee break



10:30 – 12:00      Thematic working groups





12:00 – 13:30      Lunch



13:30 – 14:00      Presentation of the results of the thematic working groups
“Kleiner Saal”



Part III: Identification of knowledge gaps and options to close gaps


14:00 – 15:30      Plenary discussion


15:30 – 16:00      Outlook, final remarks

-       Simon Stumpf, Division 310 - Environment and sustainable use of natural resources; Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

-       Dr. Helmut Staudenrausch, Space Administration, Earth Observation, German Aerospace Center (DLR)


16:00                    Coffee and cake



End of conference