National Strategy for Productive Landscapes
Reglamento de la Ley de Cambio Climatico
Plan Nacional de Adaptación
GEF funding for Productive Landscapes
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 US$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.