CBFP Partners Launch CAFI Initiative on Forests ... Central African Forests Better Protected...



Central African Countries and International Partners Launch Initiative to Prevent Tree Loss, Boost Incomes in Rainforest facing Increased Deforestation.





The Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) is a collaboration between the United Nations, World Bank, Brazil, Germany, Norway, France, United Kingdom and European Union and six Central African countries; Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.


The initiative has the objective to mitigate climate change, reduce poverty, and contribute to sustainable development. The CAFI Multi-Donor Trust Fund, managed by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, will enable donors to deliver efficient and predictable multi-year, country-based funding for the initiative. Find out more:Here




For more, please find out in Press:

The official press release

A two-page brief summary

A compilation of international media coverage links



News - Six African Countries Launch CAFI Initiative on Forests: Here


Norway supports new initiative in Central Africa - Norway will contribute up to 400 million NOK per year from 2016-2020: more here...



Central African Forest Initiative launched: Here


Helen Clark: Speech at the launch of the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI)


Central African Forests Better Protected: Here


The new Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI)


A compilation of international media coverage links



English :

6 nations join effort to protect world's 2nd-largest tropical forest (USA)

African nations and donors agree plan to protect Congo forests (UK)

Challenges ahead, but Congo forest deal a promising first step


Congo Basin forest protection plan (BBC UK, Audio)

Congo forest initiative welcome but “must be followed by meaningful action” (UK)

Countries team up to halt African deforestation (UK)

New agreement yields hope for saving world’s second-largest rainforest (USA)


Norway Leads Global Effort to Protect Congo Basin (USA)

Norway pledges $47M/yr to help Congo countries save forests (USA)

UN launches initiative to save world's second largest rainforest



French :

Bassin du Congo : lancement de l’Initiative forêt de l'Afrique centrale (Congo)

Lancement de l'Initiative Forêts en Afrique centrale (Canada)


Other :

Congo: 11 nazioni insieme per ridurre la deforestazione (Italy)

Europa quer travar a desflorestação (Portugal)

Norge gir penger til bevaring av regnskogen i Afrika(Norway)

Norge støtter nytt regnskoginitiativ i Sentral-Afrika(Norway)

Nytt initiativ for bevaring av Kongo-regnskogen(Norway)

Świat walczy o lasy (Poland)


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