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.
Organization: UNREDD, Government of Zambia
Topics: Forestry, REDD, Green Jobs/Economy, COP22 List of UN Publications
Type of material: Guidance Document
Publication date: 2015