The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has organized a workshop to review Forest Landscape Restoration through Sustainable Wood Energy Value Chain Project and other ongoing related projects.
The four-year project commissioned by the BMUB and implemented jointly by GIZ and Ghana’s Ministries of Lands and Natural Resources and Energy nears its completion in April 2023.
The workshop held at Alisa Hotel in Accra harvested recommendations such as the call for the use of traceable green bags for an efficient sustainable charcoal industry.
A Rocha Ghana’s Deputy National Director, Daryl Bosu in his presentation on the ‘Recommendations of Charcoal Assurance System’ reiterated that solutions must prioritize livelihoods, protect stakes, restoration, and protect biodiversity.
“A national regulatory framework that combines participatory self-checks by producer associations, complemented by a national compliance regime for an assurance system is imperative to achieving sustainability within the charcoal sector, but this must be sufficiently decentralized …