The strategic objective of this programme is to mitigate climate change by reducing net emission of greenhouse gases through enhanced forest management and sustainable land use practices. By incorporating land use change, deforestation and forest degradation that account for 18-30% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the programme seeks to achieve the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
- To undertake reforestation projects to restore forests lost to human activities such as farming and commercial logging.
- To champion afforestation projects that create new forest ecosystems and set pathways for new ecosystem services.
- To promote sustainable energy solutions that reduce reliance on forest wood and curb resource degradation.
- To promote development and usage of non-wood forestry products that take off pressure on depletion of forests.
- To promote agroforestry practices and farming techniques that encourage sustainable land use.
- Provisioning of ecosystems services such as food, freshwater, wood, fibre, fuel, genetic resources and natural medicine.
- Regulating of the climate through carbon sequestration, and supporting of the ecosystem through flood/drought control, water quality control and pollination.
- Supporting services such as nutrient cycling, soil formation and primary production.
- Reinstating the scenery and landscapes provided by forest, both for their own beauty and as an inspiration for art, recreation, education, recreation and cultural heritage.