With the current annual deforestation rate exceeding 250,000 hectares per year, Zambia’s land is subject to climate hazards that further strain physical, biological, economic and social systems. In response, USAID is partnering with the Zambian Government to develop and implement strategies that increase natural resource management, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and promote alternative livelihoods. These strategies include piloting community-based management plans, enhancing governance structures and reducing the demand for firewood and charcoal by using alternative energy sources. USAID is also working with strategic government institutions to deliver coordination and technical support for low emissions development in relevant sectors.

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Zambia - Men with crops
Zambia - Men with crops