Since 2012 Colombia has a Forest and Carbon Monitoring System (SMByC).
The SMByC is a set of tools, procedures and professionals specialized in generating information that allows stakeholder to know where, when and why changes are happening in the surface and in the carbon contents of the country's forests. To achieve this, the system performs the following activities:
The SMBYC complies with the provisions of the relevant decisions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -CMNUCC and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -IPCC in its guide to good practices, operating under the principles of transparency, completeness, comparability, consistency and precision. Likewise, To pay attention to the global requirements regarding the reduction of climate change, the system allows the identification and establishment of national reference levels, a fundamental basis for defining international commitments in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. (REDD +).
|a.||These are the goals set forth in the Rio Branco Declaration provided that adequate, sufficient, and long-term performance-based funding is available|
|2.||IDEAM, Colombia , 2014|