As of: January 2018
Regional Forest Landscape Restoration in Central America and the Dominican Republic (REDD-Landscape / CCAD)
Objective and activities
Central America is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Although there are mechanisms to provide relevant environmental Services (carbon sequestration, biodiversity), it lacks capacity and political guidelines for the implementation of appropriate measures of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR).The project is in 4 CCAD countries (SVL, GTM, CRI, DOM) increasing the availability of these environmental services. For this purpose FLR measures will be introduced, anchored and implemented into law. Land-users obtain payments by adjusted compensation mechanisms. Skilled personnel will be trained for this purpose. Knowledge and experience will be disseminated regionally on a platform at the CCAD. The project is helping to reduce the loss of forests and biodiversity, mitigate CO2 emissions and to increase the ability to adapt to the effects of climate-change. Furthermore it can motivate other countries to provide own contributions to the Bonn Challenge.
- Resource and land use management promoting carbon capture/storage through compensation payments