Forest landscape restoration in Indian Himalayan Region through implementation of REDD+ activities.
The dynamics of land-use changes and degradation of forests in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) have important implications in CO exchange and 2 further contributes to global climatic change. Shifting cultivation, unsustainable fuelwood and fodder collection, invasive species, and forest fire etc. are responsible for degradation of forests in IHR. Himalayan forests have high potential for enhancement of carbon stocks and this can be enhanced through sustainable management of degraded forests. This demand for implementation of REDD+ activities in the IHR which will boost action to curb emissions from deforestation and forest degradation as well as provide a number of non-carbon benefits to the local communities. REDD+ implementation in IHR will support in achieving national targets and international commitments including Bonn challenge target.