Caquetá Colombia

Summary

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:

  • Identification and periodic report of the surface of natural forest
  • Generation of methodologies for the annual quantification of deforestation at the national level
  • Quarterly generation of Early Warning for Deforestation (AT-D)
  • Characterization, modeling and simulation of causes and agents of deforestation and degradation
  • Monitoring carbon stored in forests (carbon stocks and GHG emissions)

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 +).

538M MtC
0.339%

Reference Levels and Targets

345km²/yr
--tCO₂eq
69km²/yr
2020

Deforestation Dynamics Monitoring

Notes

a.These are the goals set forth in the Rio Branco Declaration provided that adequate, sufficient, and long-term performance-based funding is available

Sources

1.http://smbyc.ideam.gov.co/MonitoreoBC-WEB/reg/indexLogOn.jsp
2.IDEAM, Colombia , 2014