The objectives include the following:
1. To reduce carbon emission, enhance carbon sequestration and enhance climate resilience through both mitigation and adaptation approaches by minimizing the causes and effects of drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and intensifying sustainable management of forest resources and across the ecological regions.
2. To ensure fair and equitable sharing of carbon and non-carbon benefits of forests among right holders with effective implementation of safeguard measures.
3. To increase livelihood assets and diversify employment opportunities of forest dependent communities, particularly poor, women, IPs and Dalits.
4. To improve and harmonize policy and legal framework to harness carbon and non-carbon benefits; strengthen institutional capability and improve governance of forest agencies and sector
5. To establish and maintain a robust National Forest Monitoring System with strong monitoring, reporting and verification mechanisms