Climate mitigation and adaptation are a country’s most pressing actions in the face of a looming global climate crisis –with catastrophic consequences already occurring in many coastal regions. Now, the restoration of mangrove forests and other coastal systems is emerging as a solution – serving both as a carbon sink as well as offering coastal protection and food security.
The Government of Uganda, in partnership with IUCN, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and other government agencies, conducted an extensive assessment of restoration potential in the country. The study identified 8,079,6221 ha. of land that could benefit from restoration and will help Uganda operationalize its Bonn Challenge pledge of restoring 2.5 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020.