The project aims to improve 5,400 ha of degraded lands and to rehabilitate about 41,400 ha of existing low-quality forests in the Province of Hunan, People's Republic of China in order to create:
(1) a biodiversity conservation with protection zone for special habitats (55ha)
(2) a forest protection component including forest roads, firebreaks, and fire towers,
(3) a capacity building component as forest management planning, monitoring systems, and forest certification.
This project is fully in line with the EU's policy, as defined in the EU Strategy on China, which was adopted in 2016 and calls for an increased cooperation on climate change, including climate change adaptation and mitigation and environmental protection. It is also in line with China's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), which includes green growth as a primary target to increase forest coverage rate to 23% and forest stock to 16.5 billion m3.
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