Economy Summary from FPN Baseline Review
Forest Policy (2015):
The Forest Policy 2015 was prepared to address the new Forestry for Prosperity concept. This is expressed in the Policy’s long-term vision to “Contribute in local and national prosperity through sustainable management of forest, biodiversity and watersheds”, and the desire to strike a balance between the improvements of poor people’s livelihoods and the conservation and sustainable management of forest ecosystems.
The Policy comprises seven sub-policies that cover:
- forest production
- environmental services and equitable benefit distribution
- watershed management
- various forms of participatory forest management
- involvement of the private sector
- good governance and social justice
- climate change adaptation and mitigation
Although various references are made to carbon trading and only one to REDD+, knowledge gaps remain on the purpose of REDD+ and how it works.
**Note that the Forest Policy of 2015 and the document for download, the Forest Sector Strategy 2016-2025 are different documents. The newer Forest Strategy was not considered during the baseline review as it was unavailable at the time.**
Ministry of Forests and Environment