Dominican Republic

Country Area : 48,192 km2

Forested Area (1000 ha) : 1,983

UN-REDD Programme Partner Country : Yes

Type of UN-REDD Programme Support Received : Support to country needs assessment (CNA)

FCPF Member : Yes

Active FCPF Grant Holder: No

Readiness Grant Holder: No

Carbon Fund: No

UN-REDD Programme support to the Dominican Republic has strengthened the measurement, reporting and verification system through training in National Forest Inventory field data collection and quality control, and by strengthening the new Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Metrics Unit from the Ministry of Environment. The UN-REDD Programme also supports the analysis of methodologies and technologies for the Remote Sensing Forest Monitoring System and the harmonization of data collection for forest fires.


National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS): UN-REDD Programme support strengthened the regional offices of the Ministry of Environment on good practices and quality control for National Forest Inventory field data collection. The government created a Greenhouse Gas Inventory Metric Unit in the Ministry of Environment, which will coordinate the development of the FREL/FRL and the GHG inventory report for the AFOLU sector. The unit received specialized equipment and training on the GHG inventory reporting and as a result developed a manual for planning, preparing and reporting the GHG inventory for the AFOLU sector. Recommendations are forthcoming on remote sensing methodologies and technology based on the national circumstances. UN-REDD Programme support was also provided to harmonize and improve field data collection on forestry fires.


There are still country needs for technical assistance on NFMS and FREL/FRL development and it is recommended that the technical suggestions and results so far be used to continue the pilot implementation using other sources of funds, such as FCPF.

(Update Annual Report 2016)

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Total Approved Targeted Support Amount (US$) 50,000
#   Timeline   Financial Information   Work Area (SNA Outcome)
Date of Request 15.09.2015
Date of Approval 08.10.2015
Implementation Period (Months) 4
Status Under Implementation
Amount Requested US$ 0
Amount Approved US$ 50,000
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MRV and Monitoring


Lead National Institution: Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources


 The objective of the support is to strengthen the NFMS and related institutions, in particular the GHG department, to ensure the sustainability and consistency of the current monitoring system:



  • Development of protocols to classify images from remote sensors, which can serve as a methodological guide to monitoring degradation emissions and other REDD+ activities;

  • Establishment of a protocol on permanent forest plots monitoring;

  • Build up local technical capacity on forestry monitoring and related topics;

  • Institutional strengthening, in particular of the GHG department, to ensure the sustainability and consistency of the current monitoring system.






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