Haiti - Ambitious Plan for Reforestation and Land Management


Haiti’s environment minister, Jean François Thomas, during the interview with IPS. Credit. Jean Reniteau/IPS

ipsnews.net - by Patricia Grogg

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Mar 20 2013 (IPS) - Droughts and floods, devastating hurricanes and soil erosion with a drastic impact on food security make Haiti extremely vulnerable to climate change and in need of enormous adaptation efforts.

The country launched a master plan for reforestation and land management in January to begin to tackle these vulnerabilities, Haitian Environment Minister Jean François Thomas explained to IPS.

“Because of its morphogeological characteristics, our country is subject to abrupt changes that make it very fragile.

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