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UN aid to protect Sri Lankan forest cover

January 16, 2012

Daily News


The Department of Forests under the Ministry of Environment, with the support of FAO, UNDP and UNEP, took steps towards making forests a major part of Sri Lanka’s strategy to combat climate change through the United Nations UN-REDD programme which assists developing countries to prepare and implement their national REDD+ strategies and mechanisms to improve forest governance.


A consultation workshop was organized on January 12, where key stakeholders were consulted as part of the process of developing UN-REDD programme proposal. A national REDD Task force and Technical Working Groups will be formed, to implement the activities further.


Over 50 forestry experts and stakeholders met to validate the Sri Lanka proposal to UN-REDD which will provide FAO, UNDP and UNEP assistance to prepare Sri Lanka to participate in the global REDD programmes that also include receiving funds to the forestry sector.


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Keywords: Asia, Forest, REDD task force, Sri Lanka, UN REDD

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