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FCLP - Forest and Climate Leaders Partnership Launched at the UNFCCC COP-27

The Forest and Climate Leaders Partnership (FCLP) is an alliance formed at the UNFCC COP 27 held at Sharm-el-Sheikh. The objective of FCLP is to halt forest loss and land degradation by 2030.

Nov 19, 2022

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List of contents in this explainer about the Forest and Climate Leaders Partnership (FCLP)?

 

S.No  Contents
1.  What is FCLP?
2.  The objectives of FCLP
3.  The FCLP was launched at
4.  Present membership
5.  Areas of intervention
6.  Prelims questions
7.  Mains question

 

What is Forest and Climate Leaders Partnership (FCLP)?

 
1. Forest and Climate Leaders Partnership (FCLP) aims to unite action by governments, businesses and community leaders.
2. To implement solutions that reduce deforestation.
3. To increase forest restoration.
4. To strengthen the livelihoods of people living in forest areas.
5. To ensure healthy forests in order to deliver climate commitments under the Paris Agreement.
 

The objectives of FCLP

 
1. For the sustainable management of forest and its conservation.
2. To boost action to implement a commitment made by over 140 countries at COP26 in Glasgow 2021.
3. To halt forest loss and land degradation by 2030.
4. To convert ambition into results on the ground.
 

The FCLP was launched at

 
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP-27) held at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
 

Present membership (as of Nov 18, 2022)

 

27 countries (representing over 60% of global GDP and 33% of the world’s forests).
 

Areas of intervention

 

1. Mobilizing finance from the public and donors to support implementation.
2. Supporting the initiatives of indigenous people and local communities .
3. Incentivizing the conservation of high-integrity forests. As per NASA, high integrity forests are most valuable for supporting biodiversity and ecosystem services.
 

 

 

Prelims Questions

 
1. The Forest and Climate Leaders Partnership was launched at which of the following UNFCCC Conference of Parties?
 
A. COP 27, Sharm-el-Sheikh
B. COP 26, Glasgow
C. COP 25, Madrid
D. COP 24, Katowice
 
2. Consider the following statements
 
1. Forest and Climate Leaders Partnership (FCLP) aims to unite action by governments only.
2. FCLP is to ensure healthy forests in order to deliver climate commitments under the Paris Agreement.
 
Select the correct statement/s
 
A. 1 only
B. 2 only 
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
 
Explanation
Forest and Climate Leaders Partnership aims to unite action by governments, businesses and community leaders.
 

Mains Question

 
What is Forest and Climate Leaders Partnership (FCLP)? Discuss about the objectives of FCLP?
 
 
 
Source/Image: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). FelixMittermeier/Pixabay
 
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