Vision of Ghana’s REDD+

Ghana’s Vision for REDD+ is to significantly reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation over the next twenty years, whilst at the same time addressing threats that undermine ecosystem services and environmental integrity so as to maximize the co-benefits of the forests. By so doing, REDD+ will become a pillar of action for the national climate change agenda and a leading pathway towards sustainable, low emissions development.

The Goals of Ghana REDD+

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;

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