The state of Tamil Nadu is committed to sustainably managing its forest and tree cover to support climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Enhance the Forest and Tree cover from the existing 23.8% to 33% through a meticulously planned tree planting campaign over a period of 10 years.
The state plans to contribute to the target of creating an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tones in its forest and tree cover by 2030 as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) commitments under the Paris Agreement.
Forest land restoration by encouraging planting of indigenous/native species which locally adapt to rainfall and temperature extremes and promote biodiversity, critical in addressing the concerns of climate change.
Increasing Tree cover outside conventional forests for climate change adaptation and mitigation and for improving income opportunities of farming communities, by actively promoting agroforestry.