In Costa Rica, the important climate role of forests is widely acknowledged and various political and financial mechanisms have been developed to support ecosystems in the country. However, there has been a lack of specific instruments to facilitate information gathering and sharing for improved foresty decision-making.
The Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica therefore asked the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) to provide assistance in designing an information management system for managing tropical forests to support climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The CTCN is assisting in designing a data and information management system, as well as developing IT tools to provide quick and efficient access to information.
It is expected that this will increase capacity in Costa Rica to design mitigation and adaptation strategies for the management of forests and ecosystem services. Enhanced and more up to date knowledge will enable more efficient and effective responses to the expected impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems.