The main goal of this consultancy is to draw the legal and institutional framework for the implementation of the National Strategy for REDD+ in Mozambique.
Overall, the REDD+ Strategy aims to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation through a sustainable forest management which promotes not only the enhancement of carbon stocks (thus tackling climate change worldwide), but also the delivery of co-benefits to the people and to the country (resulting in poverty reduction and improvement of sustainable development and biodiversity conservation).
This project includes the reviewing and analysis of the state-of-the-art of REDD+ in Mozambique, the identification of the relevant institutions, entities and stakeholders involved, the training and capacity of the local staff, as well as the organization of workshops to involve and inform the public.
For a country such as Mozambique, where forest, woodland resources and other vegetation cover more than 70% of the territory, this represents a huge step in the right direction. The annual loss of these resources already amounts to 0.6% or 219,000 ha according to the inventory report of 2007.