Pakistan has become a member of Forest Carbon Partnership Facility along with other members like US and Tanzania. During the 10th annual meeting of the Participants Committee in Luang Prabang, Laos, with representatives of 60 countries took calculated decisions about funding awards to countries and capacity issues associated with climate change and forests.
The FCPF is a global partnership of governments, businesses, civil society, and indigenous peoples became operational in 2008 and engrossed on dropping emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries, activities usually referred to as REDD+.
Pakistan’s representative praised the role of the SDPI’s group on RDD PLUS and LEAD Pakistan’s all foresters mailing list. He also encouraged researchers to send abstracts for the upcoming SDC.
FCPF management has acknowledged Pakistan’s National Forest Policy 2017 and Climate Change Authority and progress presentation. Senator Mushahidullah Khan, Federal Minister for Climate Change who addressed the REDD workgroup meeting of all provinces in Islamabad before the meeting, applauded forest department on the election. He further said that Pakistan needed to increase forest cover to lessen carbon emissions.