Forest credits on the agenda

20/06/2011 / Kaj

In India’s first public afforestation scheme, a World Bank-funded project in Himachal Pradesh will not only re-green the hills but also earn carboncredits for the state.

Additional Chief Secretary (Forests) Sudipto Roy said the project is aimed at protecting watersheds, improving livelihoods and generating carbon revenue for the communities through afforestation.

“The project helps sequester greenhouse gases by expanding forest cover on degraded lands and creating carbon sinks under the clean developmentmechanism,” Roy told IANS.

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