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Forest Landscape Restoration through sustainable wood energy value chains

As of: May 2020

Objective and activities

The project aims to support partner institutions in Ghana to work with small entrepreneurs and organized charcoal producer groups of several communities in charcoal producing regions to restore forest landscapes. In this way the implementation of the national climatepolicy and the REDD+ strategy will be strengthened. The project will implement measures in three areas: 1) sustainable wood energy production and use to restore forest landscapes, 2) improvement of the political and institutional framework for sustainable Wood energy and forest landscape restoration, and 3) dissemination of the approach in Ghana and the region. The measures contributeto a better positioning of Ghana within the international REDD+ negotiations and Bonn Challenge as well as to the fulfilment of Ghana’s INDC.

State of implementation/results

  • The project supports the partner institutions in restoring forest landscapes in selected charcoal-producing communities together with landowners and smallholders.
  • Ten charcoal-producing communities in the Bono East and Savannah regions have been identified together with the partners.
  • Here, measures for (1) afforestation for sustainable energy wood production on degraded land, (2) rehabilitation of degraded forest landscapes and (3) improvement of the energy efficient use of energy wood and charcoal are implemented.
  • The experience gained is fed into the implementation of the national bioenergy, climate policy and REDD+ strategy (4) and makes a direct contribution to the NDC's achievement of sustainable forest management and climate protection. Furthermore, the results are disseminated at regional (5) and international level (6).

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources - Ghana
  • Environmental Protection Agency - Ghana,Forestry Commission - Ghana

BMU grant:
4.500.000,00 €

04/2019  till  05/2023

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