Sustainable Landscapes

USAID forest and sustainable landscapes programs support more than a dozen countries working to improve management of tropical forests and other landscapes. This includes support for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

Degradation of forests and natural landscapes generates nearly a quarter of the world’s climate pollution. For many countries where USAID works, forest loss is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

At the same time, an estimated 1.5 billion people around the world depend on forests for resources and livelihoods, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.

All this makes forest and landscape management essential to addressing global poverty and climate change.

Below are some of the major initiatives and programs supporting sustainable landscapes work at USAID.

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