Azerbaijan

National Forest Program

Executive
Programme
Passed in 2013
This document aims at making forestry activities and related governmental policies sustainable over the period 2015-2030 and more generally in the long term. It notably highlights the role of forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Program seeks 1) to develop institutional capacities and on-the-ground mechanisms related to forest management, 2) to protect the forests over the long term, 3) to encourage all stakeholders to adopt forest management practices, 4) contribute to adaptation efforts and to the linkages of forests with other economic sectors, 5) strengthen support to rural communities, and 6) increase financial support to the sector from national and international sources. The document states that the contributions of Azerbaijan forests in climate change mitigation will be enhanced by increasing the areas, structures and carbon storage capacities of the forests: 1) carbon storage volumes of the forests will be identified and monitored, 2) carbon storage will be increased by rehabilitation and improvement of the existing forests and by expanding forest areas and tree plantings on suitable lands.

Documents
  • Increase of forested area from 11% to as much as 20% of total area of country by 2030
    LULUCF | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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