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Restoration Commitment

Restoration Commitment: 
12 million hectares
Year Committed: 
2017
Priority Interventions: 
  • Reinforce the political agenda on forest landscape restoration with the aim to increase capacities and resources to restore degraded and deforested landscapes
  • Transform areas of deforested and degraded lands into resilient and multifunctional ecosystems with the aim of improving local and national economy with focus on the three Northern Regions of Cameroon
  • Improve sustainable forest management and promote sylviculture of 2nd generation in forested areas and to protect biodiversity in forest ecosystems
Alignment with domestic targets: 
  • The Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) process is linked to Cameroon’s commitment to the Agenda 2030 (SDGs) and to its commitments to the three Rio-Conventions (UNFCCC, CBD, UNCCD)
  • Successful restoration in Cameroon's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) aims at reducing GHG- emissions to mitigate and adapt to climate change
  • Restoration and reforestation are key areas identified in the development of Cameroon's strategy to reduce emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+)
  • The GoC is involved in the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) process and is defining LDN targets
  • Through the signing and national validation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on the FLEGT process Cameroon is committed to combatting illegal logging as well as committed to the sustainable management of forest concessions through management plans (including restoration activities)
  • Several national plans and strategies aim at restoring degraded lands and forests, such as the National Plantation Strategy, the National Plan to Combat Desertification and the National Emergency Plan to Combat Deforestation and Forest Degradation
  • One of the key areas identified as a promising approach towards coordination of various political interests on land is the cross-sectorial and multi-stakeholder land use planning process.
Requested assistance from AFR100: 
  • Exchange of information with countries already more advanced in FLR
  • Need assistance in developing a national multi-stakeholder FLR platform and action plan, including technical, organizational and financial aspects
  • Need to identify potential upscaling models and upscaling strategies
  • Request further information on financing mechanisms
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