The current annual deforestation rate in Zambia is 250,000 to 300,000 hectares per year and estimates place Zambia fourth globally for having the largest deforested area.
As part of the Global Climate Change Initiative, we are assisting in the development and implementation of a national strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Zambia is one of nine developing countries worldwide that is piloting such a program. Our activities in this area will field test activities in Zambia’s Eastern Province designed to combat deforestation.
Last updated: July 21, 2014