A climate champion, Gabon is holding the 19th meeting of the parties of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP)

The Congo rainforests are the second lungs of the Earth © DR

From the 5th to the 8th of July 2022, Gabon, which is a member of the Commission of central african forests (COMIFAC), is holding the 19th meeting of the parties of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).

As the second ecological lung of the planet, the forests of the Congo Basin represent an important heritage for the preservation of our biodiversity. Today, its forest canopy and CO2 storage capacity are shrinking.

Through the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), the 122 members made up of 13 African member countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC), international NGOs, financial backers and even members of civil society, unite to support, on the international scene, the need for financing the sustainable management of forests in the Congo Basin.

The exchanges will mainly focus on international, regionaland national issues related to the protection of biodiversity and the sustainable management of forests, the fight against climate change and the sustainable development of the Congo Basin.

It will therefore be a question of finding ways and means to accelerate the implementation of the COMIFAC Declaration, the Glasgow Declaration on the «Fair Deal» ,and all the results of the international conferences.

This annual meeting of the Partnership’s General Assembly also marks 20 years of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership: 20 years of structural reform in the rainforest of the Congo Basin in Central Africa.