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Programme on gas emission and deforestation reduction gets approved

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Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a national programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation to 2030.

The project aims to lower greenhouse emissions through limiting forest degradation, enhancing sustainable forest management and protecting biodiversity. It is also expected to assist with the implementation of the national strategy on climate change and tackle poverty.

It is designed to raise the forest coverage to 45 percent, contribute to achieving the national target of reducing greenhouse emissions by 8 percent with domestic resources and up to 25 percent with international support by 2030.
Forest land across the country is hoped to reach 16.24 million hectares by 2020.

To achieve the targets, the project will provide technical support in sustainable and deforestation-free agriculture and aquaculture while improving forest governance and livelihoods for people living near and in the forest.

In addition, it will help enhance the economic environment for forestry.

Set to be carried out across the country between 2017 and 2030, the programme will prioritise areas which are hotspots of deforestation and forest degradation, as well as regions which are affected by climate change and have the potential for forest carbon stock enhancement.-VNA
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