Mainstreaming Pakistan for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+): The way forward to Readiness Phase (P-38)
Muhammad Javed Iqbal and Maqsood Ahmad
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has provided a platform to the international community to negotiate and take measures for climate change mitigation. REDD+ is emerged as an incentive based mitigation mechanism to address the potential role of forestry up to 17-25 % reported share towards GHG emissions reduction.
Pakistan is a low forest cover country but has a significant potential for REDD+ for which it has a long list of endeavors to enter into the global mainstream in order to bring future REDD+ into its practice and for the benefit of local community together with global contribution towards mitigation response. This paper analyzes the global dynamics, existing national and international policies and local governance setup, and aims at providing policy recommendations through a framework of actions to meet all requirements of REDD+, especially for the setting up of good governance model moving from Readiness (2011-2012) to Mainstreaming phase from 2013 onward.