This analytical document assessws the economic value of Zambia’s forest ecosystem services. The study estimates that, when ecosystem services provided by forests are accounted for, forests make a direct contribution to the national economy equivalent to about 4.7% of gross domestic product (GDP), which rises to 6.3% with the application of multiplier effects.

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Organization: UNREDD, Government of Zambia

Theme: REDD+

Topics: Forestry, REDD, Green Jobs/Economy, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2015

Language: English