06 Mar '17, 10am

Ethiopia looks to carbon trading as it gears up to be net carbon neutral by 2025

Ethiopia looks to carbon trading as it gears up to be net carbon neutral by 2025

Ethiopia wants to use projects like the OFLP to implement change while gaining financial benefit. The country’s current forest cover stands at about 11.5 million hectares , according to national estimates and the U.N.’s 2015 Global Forest Resource Assessment under the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). According to the FAO, a comprehensive national inventory of Ethiopia’s forests has only been done once, between 1988-2004. That study assessed all of Ethiopia and classified land use and land cover classes, growing stock, and trends. It remains the primary source of national scale forest statistics, though the African Forest Forum has planned a national-level survey of planted forests. Other available data shows that forest degradation has not slowed. Global Forest Watch numbers show that between 2001-2014, tree cover loss peaked and remained high compared to the first...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/03/ethiopia-looks-to-carbo...

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