Climate Finance for Forests and Communities in the Congo Basin Progress and challenges

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Climate Finance for Forests and Communities in the Congo Basin Progress and challenges

As part of their participation at COP 27, the European Forest Institute and Fern are organising a side event titled ‘Climate Finance for Forests and Communities in the Congo Basin: progress and challenges’. The event will take place on 15 November from 12:00-1:30 PM (UTC +2) at the COMIFAC pavilion and online.

The Congo Basin is the world’s second-largest tropical forest after the Amazon, covering nearly two million square kilometres. It is the breadbasket of millions of people and plays a crucial role in regulating the global climate.

While mobilising additional financial resources to support forest protection in the Congo Basin is needed, existing funding offers some insights to address the multiple challenges facing these forests and the needs of local communities.

The side event will focus on this crucial issue. It is organised by the European Forest Institute and Fern, in collaboration with the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC), the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) and Transparency International.

The event will bring together representatives from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), and civil society advocates from the African Community Rights Network (ACRN) and Transparency International. They will take stock of financial commitments for the Congo Basin, and their impacts on forests and forest peoples.

Details of the event:

  • Date: 15 November 2022
  • Where: COMIFAC pavilion (Hall C, P78) and online
  • Time: 12:00-1:30 PM Egypt time (UTC+2)

Download the flyer for more information.

Online access link.

Event information in French: Finance climatique pour les forêts et les communautés dans le bassin du Congo 


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