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Zambia

Overview of LDN Targets

National voluntary LDN targets (original language)

• LDN is achieved by 2030 (no net loss).
• By 2030, the deforestation rate in Zambia is reduced by at least 50%.
• By 2030, 40% of households adopt appropriate alternative energy sources from fuel wood
• By 2030 maintain and/or improve the SOC content (no net loss).
• By 2030 good agricultural practices that mitigate loss of forest cover and SOC are increased from 6000 Km2 in 2015 to 10,000 Km2 in 2030.
• By 2030, Zambia shall seek to halt land use change of wetlands and ecologically sensitive areas and normal functions of these areas shall be achieved (no net loss).
• By 2030 integrated land-use planning adopted and practiced across the nation.
• By 2030 Land Degradation Neutrality values have been integrated in the Eight National Development plan, Programmes and other planning processes.
• By 2030, 50% of agricultural land is under sustainable agricultural practices compared to 2015.
• All land degraded in mining and quarrying areas rehabilitated by 2030 compared to 2015.
• By 2030 increase forest cover by 5% compared to 2015.
• By 2030 the production of timber wood fuel (charcoal & firewood) strengthened and regulated compared to 2015.
• By 2030 the mining industry contributes to management of surrounding indigenous forests and establishment of forest plantations for local communities’ timber needs compared to 2015.
• By 2030 Catchment Management Plans for the six (6) catchments of Zambia incorporate measures to mitigate or prevent land degradation are developed.
• Increasing national water storage by at least 10% by 2030 (i.e. from 188 km3 to 207 km3).

Reference documents
LDN TSP Country Report 2019 English
LDN Country Commitments 2019 English