Restore, Conserve and Protect Forest and Tree Cover for NDC Implementation in India

Owing to socio-economic pressures, 43 percent of Indian forests are degraded. With 140 million hectars, the forest restoration potential is enormous. India is aiming at a national target for forest and tree cover of 33 percent, besides ambitious Bonn Challenge and NDC goals. Coordinated efforts of forest departments together with other line departments and institutions, decision-makers, local communities, and other stakeholders will support the translation of policy goals into action. In four states, the project supports key actors to effectively plan, finance, implement and monitor Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) and Trees Outside Forests (TOF) measures. By 2029, it aims to restore 0.4 million hectars of forest landscape. 10 million people will benefit from improved forest ecosystem services.

Project data

IKI funding
17,500,000.00 €
05/2022 till 04/2029
Implementing organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Political Partner
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India
Implementing Partner
  • Forest Survey of India
  • Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) - Nepal
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - India
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) - India


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