Climate change 'roadshow' to promote REDD in Ghana

22 September 2014

The Forestry Commission is to embark on a maiden REDD+ roadshow to draw Ghanaians attention to the negative effects of Climate Change and encourage behaviour change that ensures sustainable use and management of natural resources.

REDD+ stands for countries’ efforts to ‘Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation. It is also foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

It is an international mechanism that creates an incentive for developing countries to protect and better manage their forest resources, as one of the ways of addressing Climate Change.

The first edition of the roadshow, which is scheduled for late September to November 2014, would be held in four strategic locations: Damongo, Hohoe, Dormaa Ahenkro and Tarkwa, on the theme: “Reducing Forest Loss and Climate Change Impacts through REDD+; Our Collective Responsibility.”

The roadshow would use documentaries on effects of deforestation; durbars; school visits; community engagements; poster exhibitions; floats, among others, to sell the REDD+ message.

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