A six-day training workshop to “Reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation” (REDD+) commenced here on Monday, said a press release.
Twenty senior forest officers belonging to the Forest Department, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) are participating in the workshop.
The programme is being conducted with the cooperation of Climate Change Division and Forest Department of G-B.
In his keynote address, Inspector General of Forests Mehmood Nasir Syed asked forest officers to equip themselves with the latest technology and knowledge about REDD+ so they could help local farmers.
Climate change expert Alamgir Gandapur spoke about the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol as well as climate change mitigation.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 6th, 2015.
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