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MYANMAR REDD+ PROGRAMME

Having signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 11 June 1992 and ratified the convention on 25 November 1994 and the Kyoto Protocol in 2003 as a non-Annex 1 party, Myanmar is fully aware of the causes and potential impacts of climate change. Hence, whilst undertaking political reform and aiming at rapid economic development, Myanmar is striving to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The government of Myanmar has recognized the potential of the REDD+ initiative to contribute to green development by protecting global environmental resources (forest carbon stocks, but also biodiversity), helping to reverse land […]

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Issue 11: Banking on...

Photo: Village people in Oaktaya Thiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar Version)   A recent info brief published by UN Environment looks...

Strengthening Media Capacity on...

Dawei, 4 December 2018   UNREDD Programme successfully conducted 5-day media training on reporting Forest and Carbon Emissions at Diamond Crown...

Issue 10: Rumours, Land-grabbing...

(Myanmar Version)   There is a children’s game, popular worldwide, often known by the politically-incorrect name of “Chinese whispers”.  A message...

Consultation Workshop on Proposed...

Nay Pyi Taw, 20 November 2018   With the support and cooperation of Forest Department, UN-REDD PMU conducted a day workshop...

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Key Sustainable Development Goals related to REDD+ in Myanmar

REDD+ objectives that are closely related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals:

For many of Myanmar’s poor(26%), Living in rural areas, forests are a source of income. Through REDD+ their capacity to increase incomes from the forests will developed

Forests are a direct source of food but also support the productivity of aggro-ecosystems

Many women are leaders of community forest groups, in contrast to the gender situation in most of the rest of society

Revitalizing forest industries, including the Myanmar Timber Enterprise, can provide word and contribute to economic growth

Many rural communities are marginalized; empowering them through REDD+ can reduce inequality

As noted in the previous slide, forests are central to Myanmar’s (I)NDC

REDD+ will work to protect, restore and enhance sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and revers land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The underlying causes of threats to forest are often the same as those leading to conflict, including weak institutions,. This is central to Myanmar’s efforts to resolve internal conflict

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