Forests and Natural Carbon Sinks

IKI supports partner countries in particular in implementing the international mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD +) as well as projects to support the approach of forest and landscape restoration “FLR” as part of the Bonn Challenge. IKI focuses on the implementation of national REDD + and FLR strategies, especially within the framework of an implementation of the NDCs, and in particular on the support of sustainable business models and the mobilization of private investments. Synergies between forest protection and conservation of biological diversity play an important role here along with emissions reductions and adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

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Projects

REDD+ Himalaya: Capacity building for using REDD+ to conserve natural biodiverse carbon sinks in the Himalayas Completed

Author Name: Kai Windhorst
01 Dec 2013 to 31 Dec 2020

The project cooperates closely with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and government bodies of the four partner countries: Bhutan, India, Myanmar and Nepal. The pro...
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Restore, Conserve and Protect Forest and Tree Cover for NDC Implementation in India On-going

Author Name: Kundan Burnwal
11 May 2022 to 30 Apr 2029

Owing to socio-economic pressures, 43% of Indian forests are degraded and their ecosystem services (ES) diminished. Restoration potential is enormous, but despite an internationally rare upward trend ...
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The Bonn Challenge Barometer of Progress On-going

Author Name: IKI
01 Oct 2016 to 31 Dec 2023

Forests possess a great variety of species, serve as carbon sinks and fulfil many other functions that must be preserved. The Bonn Challenge is the most important international initiative for forest r...
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