Project Document: Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes – Emissions Reduction in Eastern Province – Zambia

The Eastern Province Jurisdictional Sustainable Landscape Programme (EPJSLP) is a Results-Based Climate Finance (RBCF) follow up programme to the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP), an initiative supported by Government with funding from the Biocarbon Fund (BIOCF), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and International Development Association (IDA)1. The EP-JSLP is being developed as a long-term results-based payment programme that takes over where the implementation phase of the ZIFLP ends. The government has developed the Eastern Province Jurisdictional Sustainable Landscape Programme as a programmatic umbrella for climate-positive interventions in the Eastern Province. The Programme is Jurisdictional in terms of approach and performance-based in nature. The EP-JSLP’s aim is to promote Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction or removal from the land sector in the Eastern Province, while simultaneously improving rural livelihoods including wildlife conservation and habitat management. The EP-JSLP envisages to achieve emission reductions by promoting interventions that prevent deforestation and forest degradation as well as reducing emissions from agriculture. This includes improved land-use planning, Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) development, Sustainable Forest Management, rural energy generation, and Laws and Policies that protect Forests and Wildlife.


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