1. Significantly reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation over the next twenty years, while enabling carbon stock enhancement through sustainable forest management and forest restoration strategies such as forest plantation establishment. Ghana has not stated a quantitative emissions reduction target for REDD+ at this stage because baseline conditions /data for REDD+, Reference level, Monitoring Reporting and Verification etc. are yet to be fully established. Ghana intends to utilize a bottom-up approach to set a quantitative national target for REDD+ starting from the Emission Reduction Programme (High Forest Zone) and work in this direction is progressing well. Going forward, as Ghana gets a very comprehensive baseline data, very specific targets for REDD+ will be set and incorporated in any future revision of the National REDD+ Strategy;
2. Preserve Ghana’s forests in order to sustain their ecosystem services, conserve biological diversity, and maintain a cultural heritage for generations to come;
3. Transform Ghana’s major agricultural commodities and NTFPs into climate-smart production systems and landscapes;
4. Expand platforms for cross-sector and public-private collaboration and sustainable economic development;
5. Generate innovative, substantial and sustainable economic and non-economic incentives and benefits to improve livelihoods across all regions of Ghana.