Exploring the Potential of Sub-National REDD+ Approach in India and their contribution towards SDGs
Indian forests inhabit diverse ecosystems and habitats that provide numerous ecosystem services. More than 300 million forest-dependent population is primarily deriving their livelihood from the forests. This dependence, coupled with a lack of sufficient infrastructure and financial support, results in increased anthropogenic pressure on forests, resulting in degradation and human-animal conflicts.
REDD+ mechanism can play a pivotal role in fostering the protection and restoration of natural ecosystems and securing the rights and livelihoods of local communities. It can also help to generate an added revenue stream and allow for the effective transfer of technologies, knowledge, and expertise while simultaneously reducing and/or removing GHG emissions globally.