5 million hectares
  • 2017 5 million hectares by 2030

Chad has pledged to restore 5 million hectares by 2030 as part of the Bonn Challenge at today’s Southern Africa (SADC+) Bonn Challenge Ministerial Roundtable, organised by the Malawi Department of Forestry and IUCN. Chad’s pledge brings the total hectares pledged to the Bonn Challenge to 156.05 million.

 “It is clear that degradation and deforestation in Chad is impacting our most vulnerable communities. The Bonn Challenge presents an opportunity for us to restore 5 million hectares of degraded and deforested land and will support the achievement of our Vision 2030.” said Oumar Mahamat Hassane, National Coordinator of COMIFAC and Engineer of Water and Forests, on behalf of Honorable Mahamat Brah, Minister of Environment and Fisheries, Chad.

 “As the Secretariat of the Bonn Challenge, IUCN welcomes Chad’s pledge. As we have seen in Africa and around the world, restoration brings direct benefits to local communities, enhancing their food and water security, generating livelihoods and building their resilience to climate change. We stand ready to provide the policy and technical support that Chad needs to achieve its commitment,” said Stewart Maginnis, Global Director, Nature-based Solutions, IUCN.

Chad’s pledge to the Bonn Challenge and AFR100 brings together several domestic programmes focused on restoration, including the Neutral Land Degradation Project, Great Green Wall Programme, Lake Chad Ecosystem Rehabilitation and Restoration Project and the Provincial Landscape Restoration Initiative.

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