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As of: January 2018

Resource and land use management promoting carbon capture/storage through compensation payments

Objective and activities

The project aims to create carbon sinks through sustainable land-use and agroforestry and improve environmental services through forest landscape restoration (FLR) as part of REDD+ in Central America. In supporting the establishment of compensation mechanisms for ecosystem services the income of land users will be increased and the multiple functions of forests and landscapes strenghthend and restored. By supporting regional Bonn Challenge conferences in Central America, the project contributes to the visibility and the contribution of the Central American region in Forest Landscape Restoration. In summer 2017 a successional project was approved that will further work on the project targets.

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

State of implementation/results

  • Technical Note: "Learned Lessons for an Appropriate Landscape Planning"
  • The methodology on landscape level - developed by this project - was adopted for the FIES Fund in El Salvador; sustainable development plans have been prepared and are being implemented
  • In April 2017 a delegation of the AWZ (Committee for Economic Development and Cooperation of the German Parliament) visited El Salvador and also the project area: protected area "Area El Imposible - Barra de Santiago"
  • The project team supported the implementation of sustainable ranching in Costa Rica
  • The project team organized already three regional Bonn Challenge conferences, the last one 2017 in Honduras
  • The project "Regional Forest Landscape Restoration in Central America and the Dominican Republic (REDD-Landscape / CCAD)" that will follow-up on the results of this project was commissioned in July 2017

Project data

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala

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

Partner institution(s):
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;Ministry of Environment Panama

BMUB grant:
€ 4,447,000

01/2014 till 12/2017


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