REDD+ | WWF Cameroon

REDD+



As climate change impacts Cameroon--its economy and communities–the country’s 17.5 million hectare forest cover provides opportunities for mitigation through programs such as Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

In line with the targets defined under international agreements, the Cameroonian government is committed to joining efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation, promote conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of forest carbon sinks. The government has encouraged financial and technical partners to identify deforestation and forest degradation hotspots, and propose activities to offset direct and indirect drivers of the threats.

Accordingly, WWF recently concluded EU-supported Ngoyla-Mintom PES initiatives with four community forests, and is now engaged in developing REDD+ initiatives in two areas. A feasibility study is underway in the South West Region to inform a REDD+ project development. In partnership with GIZ, WWF is scouting for a trans-boundary initiative with the Republics of Congo and Gabon.
 
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Arial view of Ebo Forest, Cameroon
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Partial view of the Bakossi National Park, Cameroon
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