16 July 2015
Calabar — The United Nations chief technical adviser on REDD+ programme, Mr. Allen Turner, has disclosed that the world body will soon be in a position to assist Cross River State design a globally accepted standard.
Speaking in Calabar, he said: "We are to help Cross River set up a framework, a strategy in a way that will meet the standard and expectation of the international community of over 194 nations that signed the UN Climate Change convention and REDD+."
He commended the state for her leading efforts at developing her vast forests, an action that has accorded her global recognition.
Governor Ben Ayade signed the partnership agreement with the UN agency for the development of the framework. The agreement will also cover forest guards, otherwise called Green Police, who the governor has just inaugurated.
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