Improving measurement for payments to reduce emissions and strengthen sinks (IMPRESS)

Led by:  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
Sector:  Nature


The FAO and partners will support Kenya Forest Service to improve its National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) so that it delivers high-quality estimates of greenhouse gas emissions as well as real-time intelligence on forest threats. These data will enable Kenya to report on its actions to halt and reverse forest loss as part of its ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution to tackling climate change. Robust reporting will help Kenya to attract public and private climate finance to conserve and restore its forests. The project will also focus on how women and vulnerable groups can better participate in forest monitoring in order to benefit from forest management and restoration. 



“FAO is pleased to drive innovation towards high-integrity forest data through the IMPRESS project, and looks forward to working closely with Kenya and UK PACT in demonstrating the approach." – Julian Fox, Team Leader, National Forest Monitoring, FAO.