Sustainable land management technologies: reducing deforestation
Sustainable Land Management contribution to successful land-based climate change adaptation and mitigation: A report of the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI)
Reducing deforestation involves measures that aim to prevent or reduce the removal or clearance of a forest or stand of trees, or the conversion of forest land to non-forest land. The technology is applied to land with forest areas, such as forest/woodland.
According to the report on sustainable land management (SLM) by the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI), reducing deforestation is an effective climate change mitigation strategy, as it has a high potential to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). The technology can provide other benefits, including protecting soil quality and preserving soil carbon stocks and biodiversity. Reducing deforestation also improves the livelihoods and resilience of forest-dependent communities.
Examples of SLM best practices in reducing deforestation