Myanmar works more on mitigation of deforestation

13:09, July 19, 2010      

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The Myanmar Foreign Ministry has held a workshop in Yangon on biodiversity and deforestation issues and solution.

The workshop in the weekend, co-organized by the ministry's Strategy and International Studies Department and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, also covered management skill, leadership and team work.

Myanmar, India, South East Asia and Europe as well as an expert from Bangkok submitted a total of 14 papers.

The workshop was attended by officials and representatives from ministries, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and special agencies, European Union, governmental and non-governmental organizations on environmental conservation and forestry.

In April this year, the Myanmar Forestry Department and the UNDP) had also held a workshop in Nay Pyi Taw on reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

Papers on forest resources, forest management system and enabling conditions for REDD in Myanmar, role of forestry sector in climate mitigation through REDD and procedure and potential implication on how to link with UN-REDD program were discussed by officials from both sides respectively.

Meanwhile, Myanmar has also been cooperating with local private companies and international non-governmental organizations, implementing reforestation projects across the country as its major attempt to prevent forest depletion.

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