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How do we enhance the resilience of our forests to climate change and pest outbreaks?










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    About 97 percent of land in Papua New Guinea is under customary tenure, and the majority of the population relies directly on forest for their livelihood About 78 percent of the country is still covered by forest, but deforestation and forest degradation have been increasing in recent years Recognizing the significance of tropical forests and the importance of their protection, Papua New Guinea was one of the first countries to take the global lead in seeking to combat climate change, by proposing measures to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (“Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries”countries".
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    Sustainable forest management to enhance the resilience of forests to climate change in China 2019
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    The fact sheet of "sustainable forest management to enhance the resilience of forests to climate change in China" (GCP/CPR/056/GEF) aims to brief the target audience some basic information about the project, including the section of overview, project components, expected outcomes as well as contacts.
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    Support the Elaboration and Alignment of Forest Policy and Action Plan to SDGs and Climate Change Agenda - TCP/KYR/3603 2020
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    Although Kyrgyzstan is a country with little forest cover, its forests provide a wide range of goods and services and are particularly important for the local communities. More than 35 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. The poorer, more isolated rural communities tend to rely on forests as a source of consumables, energy, and, to an increasing extent, income-generating products. Indeed, many rural families depend on forest resources for their daily subsistence and income. However, forest degradation is a serious problem throughout the country, despite measures taken by the Government of Kyrgyzstan; owing to the unstable economic situation, urbanization and the encroachment of agriculture on forest lands. In addition, the lack of norms clearly defining tenure arrangements for infrastructure, agriculture and mining development on forest lands broadens the gap between the measures taken by the Government and the real situation locally. The low capacity of the local population, a lack of information on the decision-making process for forestry management, and inadequate funding also increase the number of problems affecting the forest sector. In this context, the National Forest Policy, comprising the Concept of forest sector development, the National Forest Programme, and National Action Plan for forest sector development were last revised and updated in 2005, and therefore risked becoming outdated and not relevant to current challenges. Against this background, the Government of Kyrgyzstan requested that FAO provide technical assistance to the State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry (SAEPF) to improve the forest policies framework, and to create an enabling environment and guidance for country-driven forest sector development, with mechanisms for more participatory and intersectoral approaches, and strengthened institutional capacities for their implementation, towards a more efficient use of public resources and effective conservation and sustainable management of the country’s forest resources.

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