This technical report summarises work conducted by UN-REDD+ during 2016 to guide the development of policy instruments for the Government of Nigeria in order to combat deforestation within the country. Since 2000 indeed, Nigeria faces a severe rate of deforestation, which results from a range of cumulative effects fundamentally driven by the immediate availability of woody biomass in the form of timber, fuelwood and construction timber; and the opportunity to acquire land for significantly higher agricultural returns.

The purpose of this study is to analyze the economic value of Nigeria’s forest resources and demonstrate some policy instruments that would alleviate pressure on these natural forest systems. 

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Organization: UN-REDD, UNEP, FAO, UNDP

Theme: REDD+

Topics: Forestry, Land Use Management, Adaptation, REDD, Economic Analysis, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2017

Language: English