Sustainable land-use investment and management
Unsustainable land-use management in tropical forest countries can fuel conflict over competing land uses, and contributes to deforestation and forest degradation — which, in turn, increase carbon emissions. Unreliable data and limited government experience with land-use planning processes, a lack of coordination among sectors and stakeholders, and a lack of understanding of financial flows and incentives towards various land uses are all contributing factors.
Addressing these challenges is essential to implementing private-sector zero-deforestation commitments, and to operationalising land-use related activities in Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The EU REDD Facility has developed tools and approaches to support inclusive land-use planning, analyse and map financial flows, and track progress towards sustainability in various REDD+ countries. In this way, we support sustainable land-use investment and management in such countries, and generate lessons and experiences at national and subnational levels.