Ministry constituted committee on REDD: Survey

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 2 (APP): Ministry of Climate Change has constituted a National Steering Committee on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in the country.
According to Economic Survey released here on Thursday said that Pakistan has vast potential of controlling deforestation under REDD by paying compensation to forest communities with the finance of free market and non market resources.
The Prime Minister has approved the launch of ‘Green Pakistan Programme’ to improve forestry and wildlife sectors.
This programme targets to add 100 million plants over the next five years all over the country.
Under The Green Pakistan protection and management of wildlife and reclaiming and developing forest areas are the main aspects of the programme.
In this regard relevant federal and provincial ministries and agencies including FATS GB and AJK will actively participate in this programme to achieve the desired objectives of forests preservation and wildlife protection .
This initiative will ensure far-reaching reforms in forestry and wildlife sectors of the country.