31 July, Thimphu: Coinciding with the World Rangers Day 2020, the Watershed Management Division (REDD+ Secretariat) launched the National REDD+ Strategy & Action Plan of Bhutan. The launching ceremony was graced by Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture & Forests (MoAF), Royal Government of Bhutan along with Hon’ble Members of the Parliament, Departmental Heads of MoAF and other invited dignitaries.
REDD+ stands for reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of sustainable management of forests, conservation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. It is a mechanism under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) designed to provide financial support for efforts put in by developing countries to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and enhance carbon sequestration. However, for countries to participate in the REDD+ mechanism, the National REDD+ Strategy, National Forest Monitoring System, National Forest Reference Emission Level and Safeguard Information System have to be developed as part of the REDD+ Readiness.
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