REDD+ Project India
This project aims to halt and reverse the loss of community forests by providing support and financial incentives to conserve existing forests and regenerate degraded forests. The project area is a global biodiversity hotspot, providing habitat to many endangered species. Additionally, the project delivers long-term strategies to address extreme poverty faced by rural families and is involved in the establishment of women-run microfinance institutions. The project is manufacturing and installing fuel-efficient cookstoves and plants to subsidize the majority of the 5,000 households in the project area. As a result, fuelwood consumption and indoor smoke pollution will be reduced improving forest and family health.