National Training Workshop on "Forest Carbon Stock Assessment for REDD in Pakistan"
ISESCO commenced its National Training Workshop on "Forest Carbon Stock Assessment for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) on 14th February, 2011, at Islamabad.
The training workshop was specially designed to bring the state of the art of forest carbon assessment technology, forest inventorying, to the local forestry practitioners who shall be responsible to implement the REDD projects in Pakistan. This is a highly specialized training imparted by World Class experts including Principal expert, Carbon Accounting and Development, from Terra Global Capital, USA on state of the art of technology on forest carbon assessment. The training is being benefitted by 40 environmentalists mainly coming from the provincial forest departments and other specialized agencies working with forest carbon stock assessments and GIS such a group is not able to pay the training fee.
The training is being organized by ISESCO in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment’s Forestry Wing, in collaboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan Bio-resource Research Centre (PBRC), WWF Pakistan and Sustainable Land Management Project (SLMP).
ISESCO is being represented by Dr. Abbas Sadri from the ISESCO Regional Office in Tehran.