The Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) invites developing countries planning to engage in REDD+ activities to submit a number of strategic documents. Tanzania accepted and developed the national forest reference emission level (FREL) for deforestation and forest degradation in the context of results-based payments for REDD+ activities.
The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania acknowledges the technical contributions from the Division of the Environment-Vice President’s Office, National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC), Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) and Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). Experts from the Department of Forestry and Non-Renewable Natural Resources (DFNR) in the Ministry of Agriculture Natural Resources Livestock and Fisheries in Zanzibar (MANRLF); Forest and Beekeeping Division (FBD), Tanzania Forest Services (TFS) Agency, and Tanzania Forestry Research Institute (TAFORI) all in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism; Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG), and Carbon Tanzania are also acknowledged. The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is acknowledged for the provision of financial support for the preparation of Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) for this submission.