Project Duration – 2018 – 2020
In its’ NDC Goal 5, India has committed “to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2eq through additional forest and tree cover by 2030”.
Therefore, MoEFCC commissioned a study to develop a roadmap to achieve the goal. IORA carried out a mapping and assessment of existing plans, programs, measures and mechanisms pertaining to NDC Goal 5. We covered the complete forestry sector, encompassing trees outside forests, mangroves, wetlands, coastal and marine ecosystems and plantations along highways. We conducted SWOT analysis in the spheres of policy, technology, finance and capacity building, towards recommending sector specific measures including budgetary requirements that will aid in fulfilling the goal.