1 million hectares
Nelson Ulloa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonn Challenge, Initiative 20x20
In recent years, Honduras has consistently ranked as highly susceptible to the effects of climate change, especially extreme weather events. In addition, a significant portion of the country’s GHG emissions (58.5% in 2011) come from land-use change and forestry. In light of these climate issues, Honduras is turning to restoration as a mitigation and adaptation strategy.
Honduras joined Initiative 20x20 in 2016 with a pledge to restore 1 million hectares of land by 2030 according to the following strategies:
- 200,000 ha through agroforestry systems.
- 50,000 ha through silvopastoral systems.
- 200,0000 through restoration of basins to capture water for energy production, human consumption, and restoration of native ecosystems.
- 150,000 ha through forest plantations.
- Agroforestry systems
- Silvopastoral systems
- Forest plantations for biomass and pellets
- Forest plantations for biomass power
- Forest plantations for certified commercial wood products
- Active restoration of native ecosystems
- Based on calculated costs of the proposed strategies, the government of Honduras has estimated that an investment of about $487.5 million is needed to achieve the restoration goal. Honduras’s Ministry of Environment and Secretary of Finance are developing a Forest Investment Plan.
- GEF is providing financing for the Productive Landscapes Policy.
- The Forest Investment Plan is in development.
- PANTHERA is a conservation organization that focuses on the protection of big cats; the group is helping execute the Productive Landscapes Plan as part of its work to create a jaguar corridor through Central America.
- CATIE has worked in/with Honduras since 1983, supporting multiple projects in the country.
- El Centro de Documentación e Interpretación Ambiental (CREDIA) is a Honduran non-profit organization that allies with government agencies to support the Productive Landscapes Plan as well as projects centered on climate change adaptation through forestry.