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Uganda Trees First in Africa to Count as CO2 Emissions Reductions

by Pat Coate | October 07, 2009
"I am happy that apart from providing physical financial resources, the project will also generate up to 700 jobs for the local population."
- Kundhavi Kadiresan, World Bank country manager for Uganda

Pines and a mix of native African trees will soon cover what is now grassland within Uganda's Rwoho Central Forest Reserve, an upper watershed of Lake Victoria.

The Ugandan project is one of only eight reforestation projects worldwide that have been approved to date to count towards emissions reductions under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, and only the third land use change project to be registered in the BioCarbon Fund.

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