The Union Parliament on Tuesday approved the signing of the regional agreement for the establishment of the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO), after President U Htin Kyaw put forward the proposal.

Burma’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation presented the proposal to Parliament last month.

Read more: Myanmar Will Join Asian Forest Cooperation Organization


YANGON - The Myanmar government is working towards the adoption of a national climate change policy, the launch of which it expects to announce soon, a media report said on Tuesday.

The policy is being formulated in collaboration with civil society, private sector and experts from across all sectors, and will be launched along with a new national climate change strategy and action plan, Xinhua news agency reported.

Read more: Myanmar working on national climate change policy


Meeting with REDD+ team at Forest Research Institute (FRI), Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Photo: ICIMOD

Having inaugurated the REDD+ Himalaya Initiative in an official ceremony in August 2015, Myanmar is making progress on its national roadmap for REDD+ readiness. In this first preparatory phase, countries design their national REDD+ strategies and build capacity for the following stages.

Read more: Myanmar Builds Ground for REDD+


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