Topic outline

  • This course has been developed to guide countries in reporting on Indicators 15.1.1 and 15.2.1. It illustrates the rationale of the indicators, the definitions and methodologies on which monitoring activities are based, and explains the process and the tools available for compiling data related to the two indicators through the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) Programme.

    • System Requirements

      The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of Chrome and Safari. In order to access this course on Internet Explorer or Firefox, you must install and enable Adobe Flash player.

      The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

      • Audience

        This course is primarily intended for those who play a role in data collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting for the SDG Indicators 15.1.1 (Forest area as a proportion of total land area) and 15.2.1 (Progress towards sustainable forest management). The course may also be of interest for all the professionals who wish to have concrete guidance on how to effectively play their role in this process.

        For example:

        • FRA National Correspondent (NC)
        • Head of national forestry authority or ministry or policy advisor
        • National statistical officer

        • Course structure

          This course consists of 5 lessons, ranging from approximately 20 to 60 minutes duration, grouped into three units:

          Unit 1 - Introduction

          Lesson 1.1 - Forests in the SDGs: reporting on Indicators 15.1.1 and 15.2.1


          Unit 2 - SDG Indicator 15.1.1

          Lesson 2.1 - SDG Indicator 15.1.1: Forest area as a proportion of total land area

          Lesson 2.2 - Reporting on forest and other wooded land in the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) platform


          Unit 3 - SDG Indicator 15.2.1

          Lesson 3.1 - SDG Indicator 15.2.1 and its subindicators

          Lesson 3.2 - Reporting on Indicator 15.2.1 through the online Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) platform

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