This brief shows that in China, there are big efforts to combat deforestation, with logging and other restrictions placed on large swaths of land. Nearly a million workers in state-owned forest enterprises lost their jobs at the turn of the century, but got help with job training and placement services. Other rural residents received cash to perform conservation activities, and the country was able to reforest nearly 27 million hectares of former farmland and deforested areas.

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Organization: ILO, Agence Française de Developpement

Theme: Other

Topics: Industry, Labour, Green Jobs/Economy, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2016

Language: English