AFR100 - Ghana Land Degradation Neutrality Targets
13th December 2016
Ghana, as a signatory to the United Nations Convention to Combat Drought and Desertification (UNCCD), has signed on to the Land Degradation Neutrality Concept which is target 15.3 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #15.
The Government of Ghana, through the Environmental Protection Agency, has recognized EcoPlanet Bamboo's expertise within the arena of achieving tangible Forest Landscape Restoration, and has appointed EcoPlanet Bamboo as a member of the National Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting (LDN TSP) Working Group.
As a country Ghana has made significant positive strides in facilitating a pro-investment platform for forestry and plantation companies to work under a Public Private Partnership with the Ghana Forestry Commission. Such partnerships represent just one mechanism that the country has developed to drive investment and achieve national and international commitments such as the 2 million hectare restoration commitment under AFR100.
EcoPlanet Bamboo West Africa has committed to investments necessary to restore an initial 26,000 acres to sustainable bamboo plantations in the Ashanti Region Ghana, following the company's successful model of Forest & Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Nicaragua and South Africa. These projects have been showcased as a private sector model for FLR and for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality.
EcoPlanet Bamboo looks forward to contributing the experiences learnt to the Ghana context, and assisting the Government of Ghana's National Land Degradation Neutrality Target Setting (LDN TSP) Working Group in steering the target setting process and subsequent mainstreaming of LDN into national plans and policies.
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