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Regional Forest Landscape Restoration in Central America and the Dominican Republic (REDD-Landscape / CCAD)

As of: August 2018

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.

Predecessor project(s)
Resource and land use management promoting carbon capture/storage through compensation payments

Project data

Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

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

Partner institution(s):
  • Central American Integration System (SICA)
  • Indigener Rat Zentralamerikas (Consejo Indígena de Centroamérica – CICA),Koordinierende Vereinigung Indigener- und der Landbevölkerung Agroforstwirtschaftlicher Gemeinden Zentralamerikas (Asociación Coordinadora Indígena y Campesina de Agroforestería Comunitaria Centroamericana – ACICAFOC),Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica,Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) - El Salvador,Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) - Guatemala,Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources - Dominican Republic

BMU grant:
€ 6,620,000

08/2017 till 05/2022


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