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The Government of Zambia is developing a Jurisdictional Emissions Reduction Programme for the Eastern Province. The proposed Programme is called Eastern Province Jurisdictional Sustainable Landscape Programme (EP-JSLP); it is a long-term sustainability Results-Based Payment Programme, Jurisdictional in approach and performance-based in nature. Its main objective is to promote reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector, while simultaneously improving rural livelihoods through biodiversity conservation and habitat management.
The EP-JSLP leverages and integrates the investment works currently ongoing under the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP), other Biodiversity management Projects and the existing Carbon Projects in EP. The Jurisdictional Programme will also ensure equitable sharing of the generated benefits to ensure this results in reduced deforestation & degradation, increased community benefits and enhanced community resilience to climate change risks and impacts.