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- Agriculture and Food Security
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- Ending Extreme Poverty
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- Global Climate Change
- Conserving Biodiversity and Forests
- Securing Land Tenure and Resource Rights
- Sustainable Land Management
- Environmental Impact Assessment
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- Sustainable Tourism
- UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
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USAID sustainable landscapes programs provide direct support to more than a dozen countries working to improve management of tropical forests and other landscapes. This includes support for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).
An estimated 1.5 billion people around the world depend on forest resources for their livelihoods, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
Meanwhile, loss of forests and natural landscapes accounts for nearly a quarter of the world’s climate pollution. For many countries where USAID works, forest loss is the single largest source of climate pollution.
All this makes sustainable landscape management essential to addressing both climate change and global poverty.
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Last updated: November 19, 2015