The act of signing the agreement was in charge of the ministers of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Nation, Juan Cabandié, and of Foreign Relations, International Trade and Worship, Felipe Solá, together with the regional representative for Latin America and the Caribbean in the Organization. of the United Nations for Food (FAO, for its acronym in English), Julio Berdegué. The REDD + Results-Based Payments Project agreement will seek to contribute to the implementation of the National Action Plan on Forests and Climate Change and the fulfillment of the Contribution Determined at the National Level with emphasis on the guidelines of Law 26331 on native forests.
The amount of the project is USD 82 million, the largest payment ever made to the country for the reduction of emissions.
Among the main objectives of the project are the elaboration of management plans at the landscape scale through seven forest basins; the development of 95 comprehensive community plans to strengthen the livelihoods of indigenous and peasant communities; 92 national plans for forest management with integrated livestock; silvicultural fire prevention and early warning measures; forestry extension programs; and a system of commercialization of forest products to accompany the economic development of the promoted projects. In addition, it will contribute to the post-pandemic economic recovery through the strengthening of regional economies associated with native forests, improving access to markets, job creation and the livelihoods of communities in rural areas.