The World Bank has mobilised a consortium comprising IGN FI/ONFI/ SalvaTerra to study how to set up a National Forest and Land Use Monitoring System (SNSF), as well as the capacity-building needs to ensure that this tool is properly adopted. This system should enable the monitoring and accessibility of data on the state of forests, changes in land use and the quantification of associated carbon emissions.
The World Bank’s objective is for this SNSF to feed into Guinea’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector and to serve as a monitoring, assessment and validation (MRV) tool. This would enable Guinea to mobilise financial compensation for efforts to reduce deforestation as part of the REDD+ programme, or to set up a national carbon compliance market for the mining sector with a compensation system for land degradation.
The IGN FI/ ONFI/ SalvaTerra consortium was selected in a call for tenders launched by the World Bank in May 2023, and the project began in June. An evaluation mission to Guinean institutions by IGN FI & SalvaTerra was organised in September 2023. Binary forest/non-forest mapping, in accordance with the definitions of the Guinean forestry code and its 2020-2014 changes, is currently being carried out prior to validating the products and determining their accuracy and uncertainties.