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Forest Landscape Restoration through sustainable wood energy value chains

As of: July 2019

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 aims to support partner institutions in Ghana to work with small entrepreneurs and organized charcoal producer groups of 10 selected communities in charcoal producing regions to restore forest landscapes. In this way the implementation of the national climate policy and the REDD+ strategy will be strengthened.
  • The project will implement measures in different areas: 1) afforestation on degraded land with the purpose of sustainable wood energy production, 2) restoration of forest landscapes and 3) improvement of energy efficiency within the charcoal supply chain.
  • The experiences will be valorised for Ghana’s national climate policy and REDD+ strategy (4) and will thus contribute to the improvement of the political and institutional framework for sustainable forestry and climate protection.
  • Furthermore, the experiences will be disseminated at the regional (5) and international (6) level.

Project data

Country:
Ghana

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

Duration:
04/2019 till 05/2023



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