World Bank – May 11, 2021
Healthy forests and land-based ecosystems provide multiple, essential services to life on the planet, such as water cycle regulation, carbon sequestration, and habitat for biodiversity. They also sustain livelihoods, providing people with food, fuel, shelter, and jobs. However, forests and landscapes are under significant and increasing threat due to deforestation and land degradation driven by land conversion for agriculture, infrastructure, mining and other activities and unsustainable management of natural resources. This loss of forests and productive lands impacts rural areas the most, where 78 percent of the world’s poor live. PROGREEN, the Global Partnership for Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes, is a World Bank umbrella program supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. PROGREEN supports countries’ efforts to improve livelihoods of the rural poor while tackling climate change, loss of biodiversity and forests, deteriorating land fertility, and uncontrolled forest fires.
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