The Juabeso-Bia and Sefwi-Wiawso Landscape (JBSW) in the Western North Region of Ghana is located in the High Forest Zone and has considerable levels of biodiversity. However, the landscape faces the threats of deforestation and forest degradation, which compromise the livelihoods of forest adjacent communities and the general population.
In the Savannah Region in Ghana deforestation and poverty go hand in hand. Local IUCN NL partner A Rocha works with the authorities, local communities and businesses on ambitious plans to boost biodiversity and the local economy. IUCN NL supports these efforts by providing expertise in private financing.
Just ahead of the opening of the world's first ever Climate Adaptation Summit, Mozambique once again felt the impacts of climate change when it was hit by Cyclone Eloise. The massive storm caused widespread damage and flooding on a long swathe of the coast - impacting an area still recovering from cyclones Idai in 2019 and Chalane in January 2021.
Villages in Indonesia that have obtained a social forestry permit are allowed to develop enterprises, called social forestry business unit (KUPS), so they can benefit from the forest while also protecting it. For further development after being established, with the village government’s decision letter the KUPS can access Bangpesona grants from the Directorate General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.