The Honourable Dr Christian Ruck, CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany speaks at "COP CHEZ NOUS" event organized by Central African Youth Network for Forests (REJEFAC).

The workshop held from 02 to 04 February 2021 comes after the "second CBFP Civil Society Day" organized on 10 December 2020 in Kinshasa with the support of the German CBFP Facilitation.

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- Remarks of the Honourable Dr Christian Ruck, CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany at the opening ceremony of the "COP CHEZ NOUS 2021" workshop

 

- Press release of the fifth edition of "COP CHEZ NOUS"

 

- Position document of Cameroonian CSOs in view of COP 15

From 02 to 04 February 2021. the auditorium of the French Institute of Cameroon in Yaoundé hosted the fifth edition of "COP CHEZ NOUS" organized by the Association Jeunesse Verte du Cameroun (AJVC) which runs the Technical Secretariat of the Central African Youth Network for the Sustainable Management of Forest and Wetland Ecosystems (REJEFAC).

 

The workshop comes on the heels of the “Second CBFP Civil Society Day” organized in Kinshasa on 10 December 2020 by the Co-leaders of the CBFP Civil Society College with the support of the German CBFP Facilitation. The Civil Society Day led to the adoption of the Civil Society’s position, outlined in the press release of the CBFP Civil Society Day presented at the 7th CBFP Council Meeting.

 

Taking the floor during the “COP CHEZ NOUS” opening ceremony, the Honourable Dr Christian Ruck, CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany conveyed hearty congratulations to the regional coordination of the Central African Youth Network (REJEFAC) and its member organizations in the COMIFAC countries and the Green Youth Association of Cameroon (AJVC) for hosting this important meeting.

 

Following the Kinshasa meeting, the Facilitator has been delighted to see a growing commitment on the part of the Central African countries and the partners including civil society organizations, to developing a common position for the Congo Basin, as set out in the Joint Declaration.

 

"This is a unique opportunity to speak with one voice in a context of pressing concerns, in view of major international events coming up in 2021, namely: the two United Nations conferences on Biodiversity and Climate, global meetings on forests and the EU-Africa, EU-China, G7 and G20 Summits.” he underscored.

The Joint Declaration of the ECCAS / COMIFAC countries which was approved during the thematic workshops of experts from the CBFP countries and colleges, including the civil society college, held on 8 and 9 December and endorsed by the CBFP partners, is now in the hands of the Central African governments. It is envisioned as a “Great Deal” that will help rally the international community in support of the Congo Basin.

 

"This "Great Deal" advocates for the Congo Basin countries to be granted a fair share of climate protection funds for ecological services delivered by the Congo Basin forests in exchange for their efforts to protect and sustainably manage the world’s second largest lung. "

 

The CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany once more hailed the Youth of the Central African countries for their contributions and commitment to the CBFP in recent years, in the form of REJEFAC youth volunteering at CBFP meetings.

 

“You are an important part of the Partnership and we rely on you. Your slogan and I quote "with or without payment, I am committed to my community", truly promotes this spirit of sacrifice in the youth who will together build a better future on a foundation of sustainable management of the Congo Basin’s natural resources for the benefit of Central Africa and the entire planet. "

It is important to note that the fifth edition of "COP CHEZ NOUS" received financial support from the Embassy of France in Cameroon, and was organized under the distinguished Institutional Patronage of the Ministry of the Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED), and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) also serving as the Acting President of COMIFAC and Honorary Chairman of CEFDHAC.

Please download:

- Remarks of the Honourable Dr Christian Ruck, CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany at the opening ceremony of the "COP CHEZ NOUS 2021" workshop

 

- Press release of the fifth edition of "COP CHEZ NOUS"

 

- Position document of Cameroonian CSOs in view of COP 15

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