Climate protection through avoided deforestation

OBJECTIVES Lao PDR is reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. DESCRIPTION Lao PDR still has one of the highest rates of forest cover in Southeast Asia. Forestry is a significant economic sector and provides income and livelihoods for many people. However, since the 1960s, forests have diminished dramatically, mainly through the...

Forests4Future

OBJECTIVES Forests and tree-rich, fertile landscapes have been restored in Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Togo. Governance in the forest sector has improved. DESCRIPTION Forests are home to some 80 per cent of terrestrial animal and plant species and thus provide livelihoods for one in five people. So far,...

Partnership against wildlife crime in Africa and Asia

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OBJECTIVES Key actors make broader use of proven approaches to curb transnationally organised wildlife crime. DESCRIPTION Wildlife crime not only threatens wildlife populations and their habitats but also jeopardises the economic basis and security of...

Corruption Prevention in Forestry Sector (CPFS)

OBJECTIVES The project aims to strengthen the effectiveness of corruption prevention in the forestry sector. DESCRIPTION Indonesia has some of the most extensive tropical forests in the world. Nevertheless, the systemic corruption that exists in Indonesia is considered to be the most important factor obstructing development. It is largely the poorer segments...

Sustainable Forest Management

Project delegation and Thach Han River Protection Forest Management Board during the site selection in Quang Tri Province. Photo: ©Nguyen Danh Dan GIZ SFM Project and Dong Xuan Protection Forest Management Board on a field trip to...

International Forest Policy (IWP)

OBJECTIVE Improvement of forest-political aspects in the international and German development cooperation COUNTRYGlobal DURATION01 Oct 2016 - 30 Sep 2021 Commission AgencyBMZ CONTACT PERSON Mr. Herbert Christ herbert.christ@giz.de