Forests in North Korea have been deteriorating due to excessive logging, overexploitation of forest resources especially for fuel. Deforestation for terraced fields has been of great concern as well since the 1970s. Farmland in North is affected by this forest degradation and deforestation, causing food shortage, not to mention, industrial infrastructure is also affected by flooding.
Such environmental problems in the North are likely to cause negative impacts to forest ecosystem and water systems of the entire peninsula in the long-run.
The KFS is undertaking diverse endeavors to restore degraded forest in North Korea and carry out phase-in activities of forest rehabilitation through mutual cooperation in pursuit of realizing Green Korea. It supports North Korea's forest rehabilitation in line with securing carbon credits and responding to climate change.