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Iran is using Climate Change mitigation and Environmental protection to generate 577 permanent job opportunities so far through Carbon Sequestration techniques, engaging 8,600 women while working with men and conducting 400 trainings in Birjand as one of the pilots of a partnership between the Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO) and UNDP by implementing Carbon Sequestration Project (CSP) – Phase III.
The Carbon Sequestration Project (CSP) aims to reduce the effects of global warming by absorbing atmospheric carbon (the main source of climate change) and carbon emissions through local communities and micro (social) enterprises. These communities are engaged in the restoration, conservation and sustainable use of Iran’s limited land and water resources. This generates understanding-awareness, ownership and livelihoods.
Iran and UNDP’s joint project on Carbon Sequestration– phase III is being implemented in South Khorasan, North Khorasan, Golestan and Yazd provinces.
While UNDP is only involved in the implementation of the third phase of this project in four provinces, FRWO as the national implementing partner representing the Government of I.R. of Iran is implementing the model of this project in 18 other provinces.