Opportunities with New Leaf Africa and REDD+ are a prominent part of the solution to deforestation. New Leaf Africa is a collaboration of leaders in technology, population health, reforestation and renewable energy who have joined together to bring sustainable development solutions to African regions. REDD+ Promotes conservation efforts and provides sustainable management and enhancement of carbon stocks. They work with reducing deforestation in developing countries and providing communities with economical and developmental initiatives.
The government of Congo is already a partner in the REDD+ program as well as part of the World Bank Program for REDD+. The government of Congo has now officially invited New Leaf Africa to partner in furthering the REDD+ projects.
This certification for NLA and has been approved and authorized by Henri DJOMBO, Minister for Sustainable Development, Forest Economy and the Environment. This partnering will further advance programs focused on reducing emissions caused by over-harvesting and help counter future deforestation through alternative, conservation solutions while enhancing value in the carbon trade market.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with REDD+ in efforts to not only stop the deforestation, but to provide viable alternatives for the communities that are dependent on these endangered, natural resources as their livelihood,” said Leonard Traficanti, Senior Advisor to New Leaf Africa. “There are great opportunities for positive change through sustainable & renewable energy sources. We are on board with REDD+ and the World Bank Program in introducing these solutions.”
About 11% of human-caused greenhouse gases come from the destruction of tropical forests. REDD+ is a system being designed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce these emissions. Under REDD+, countries and landholders that protect and restore forests are rewarded by developed countries.