Dominican Republic

Restoration pledge

0.089 million hectares

Focal point:

Pedro Garcia Brito, Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Pedro.Garcia@ambiente.gob.do

Objectives

Dominican Republic has joined Initiative 20x20 through the “Quisqueya Verde Plan” and “2016-2020 Agroforestry Development Program” that includes sylvopasture systems, agroforestry, agricultural landscapes and pristine areas. Both programs will contribute 89,000 hectares to a restoration process through sylvopasture systems, agricultural and pristine lands. These activities will contribute to mitigate climate change effects through a reduction of emissions from land use and land use change and an increase in the country’s carbon sinks.