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Nature-based solutions: working with forest and farm facility producer groups

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On 22 May, 2020, the International Day of Biological Diversity, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) hosted an online event to discuss how we can translate the global ambition around nature-based solutions for climate change into local action.

This is a presentation given by Musonda Kapena, chief executive officer of the Zambia National Forestry Commodities Association.

More details: https://www.iied.org/nature-based-solutions-for-climate-change-global-ambition-local-action

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Nature-based solutions: working with forest and farm facility producer groups

  1. 1. ZAMBIA NATIONAL FOREST COMMODITY ASSOCIATION Nature Based Solutions Working with Forest and Farm Facility Producer Groups Presentation by: Musonda Kapena Zambia National Forestry Commodities Association Chief Executive Officer
  2. 2. TRANSLATING GLOBAL AMBITIONS FOR NbS INTO ACTIONS TO ADDRESS DUAL CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE & BIODIVERSITY LOSS. AFRICAN CONTINENTAL ASPECT - Africa is home to 25 percent of the world's remaining rainforests but they are disappearing fast - More than 70 percent of the population depends on forests and woodlands for its livelihood - Climate change is already impacting Africa’s forests, biodiversity and people’s livelihoods and land use/land use changes accounts for large proportion of Africa’s green house emissions - Urgent need to manage natural resources better to adapt to climate change and help mitigate climate change
  3. 3. TRANSLATING GLOBAL AMBITIONS FOR NbS INTO ACTIONS TO ADDRESS DUAL CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE & BIODIVERSITY LOSS. ZAMBIAN ASPECT - According to the U.N. FAO, 66.5% or about 49,468,000 ha of Zambia is forested, according to FAO. Zambia had 62,000 ha of planted forest. Change in Forest Cover: Between 1990 and 2010, Zambia lost an average of 166,600 ha or 0.32% per year. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Zambia lost 6.3% of its forest cover, or around 3,332,000 ha. - Urgent need to manage natural resources better to adapt to climate change and help mitigate climate change
  4. 4. Forest Farm Producer Organizations are already supporting NbS for climate change: The example of ZNFCA • Support use of Indigenous Knowledge Systems • Incubate businesses to engage in diversified value chains • Lobby and advocate for rights of local communities- indispensable foundation for empowering them to champion NbS • Support landscape approach to ensure ecological resilience (e.g. watershed management) through support of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) through the Forest and Farm Facility Program (FFF)
  5. 5. How Can NbS Move Us From Business As Usual And Deliver Changes We Need Urgently At Scale? • Support/empower local champions of NbS: farmers and traditional authorities • Support locally-owned diversified forest farm businesses • Promote consumption of eco-friendly, climate smart and diversified local products • More investments to support forest farm producer organizations

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