About the Nature based Climate Solutions Initiative:
The Nature-based Climate Solutions Initiative aims to contribute to the reversal of the current trends of rising greenhouse gas emissions from fuel burning and forest destruction. Sustained tree planting and care for reforestation is an achievable target.
Green People is partnering for a pilot project in West Africa (Ghana) with the IFRC network (made up of the IFRC Secretariat and its member National Societies), harnessing its unique position of having a global presence of local volunteers in each community.
The IFRC network has been involved in tree planting since the early 1980s, and this initiative draws on learning from flagship programmes such as the Kenya Red Cross Society Sustainable Environmental Restoration Programme (SERP) in partnership with IFRC and the Kenyan Government. The SERP programme aims to plant and care for 2.5 billion trees while tackling environmental degradation, applying agroforestry approaches for food income and animal fodder, as well as adapting energy-saving solutions such as solarization of boreholes in refugee camps to reduce carbon emissions from diesel-powered water pumps.
Ownership by the community as well as commitment from local Red Cross Red Crescent branches is crucial to ensuring sustainability, and therefore implementation of the Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) is a key element of the programme. Community members are at the core of all activities and are therefore treated as partners and experts of their own situation. From the onset, through participatory needs assessments facilitated by local Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers and staff, an extensive community-led approach will be undertaken
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