Invitation to the signing ceremony of the CBFP Declaration

Dear CBFP Partners,

Tropical forests play a central role in regulating the world’s climate, preserving global biodiversity and for the livelihoods of local populations. The Congo Basin in Central Africa comprises the second-largest contiguous tropical forest region in the world. It is home to an exceptional species diversity and is the source of income for millions of people. Its relevance for stabilizing the global climate can hardly be overestimated. But these forests are under threat.

 

In order to successfully combat deforestation, the Congo Basin must receive greater attention and recognition at this year’s climate and biodiversity conferences and in the public eye. At the same time, it is important that the countries of the Congo Basin create adequate conditions and further improve forest governance, thus enabling the implementation of greater shares of the international climate and biodiversity funds.

 

On the day preceding the global Tropical Forest Symposium in Berlin, Minister Müller has invited his ministerial colleagues from the Congo Basin sub-region to the “Congo Basin Forest Day” on September 7th, to discuss the way forward into this year’s important conferences and in the years ahead.

 

The Central African states together with diverse groups represented in the Congo Basin Forest Partnership have jointly elaborated a declaration which lays out a shared position of the Congo Basin on the protection and sustainable exploitation of its forests. By means of representing not only political views, but the views of a wide variety of stakeholders, this declaration marks an important step forward. On the morning of the Congo Basin Forest Day, a signing ceremony will be hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

 

We hereby invite you to join the ceremony online. Due to the current German restrictions related to Covid-19, participation is made possible virtually.

 

Please use the following link to follow the ceremony online on September 7th, at 10:00 a.m. CEST.
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The event can be followed online in French, German, English. A registration for the live stream is not necessary.

 

We invite you to share this event with interested colleagues.

 

Kind regards,

The team of the German Facilitation to the Congo Basin Forest Partnership

 

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