Large-scale Forest Landscape Restoration in Africa
As of: October 2020
Objective and activities
Land degradation and loss of forests exacerbated by climate change and unsustainable land use practices in Africa threaten primarily the vital ecological functions of land, its productivity, food and water security. Poor resource governance, little access to innovation and resources and unfavorable policies prevent countries from bringing FLR to scale. The project thus aims at increasing the economic, ecological and climate-related benefits from large-scale FLR in the partner countries. The project will provide field support, capacity building and policy advice to restore FLR at ground level, unblock large-scale FLR, leverage resources for FLR, share FLR experiences and monitor FLR results. By establishing new carbon stocks and reducing pressure on existing ones, this project mitigates climate change, increases resilience and protects biodiversity.
State of implementation/results
- After the BMU has commissioned the program (01.07.2020), the project structures are currently being established in the program countries.
- The virtual kick-off workshop with all consortium partners as well as BMU and ZUG took place on 1 September. Within the framework of the workshop, the need for regional and supraregional thematic working groups was discussed, among other things, and the organisation of further knowledge exchange within the program.