For the first time, tropical forest countries gather in the Congo Basin


The main summit outcomes are among others: The Report on the state of forests in 3 basins, the Joint Declaration adopted by Heads of States and the Consensus on the signing of a cooperation agreement during Rio+20 Conference scheduled to hold in Brazil in 2012.


docs/doc_intern/GT COMIFAC/Sommet trois bassins - Photo-Facilitation.jpg

The Summit of the 3 tropical forest basins was organized from 29 May to 3 June 2011 in Brazzaville, Congo. The overall objective of the summit was to enable the establishment of south-south cooperation, on the one hand, and North-South, on the other hand, for a sustainable management of forest ecosystems in the Congo, Amazonia and Borné basins, for a greater contribution to the regulation and the stabilization of global climate, poverty eradication and the economic development of the concerned countries. They specifically include:


♦ To enquire about the current state of forest resources in these basins;


♦ To enable the signing of cooperation agreement between basins as a formal platform for consultation and exchange on forest and climate matters


♦ To adopt a joint declaration on tropical forests, climate and sustainable development, in the framework of negotiations for the future climate agreement in Durban, South Africa, and preparations for the Rio+20 Summit, in Brazil.




docs/doc_intern/GT COMIFAC/Sommet des trois Bassins -

The summit was attended by over 500 participants including heads of States (Equatorial Guinea, British Guiana, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, The Republic of Congo, Sao Tome & Principe), vice-presidents (Angola, Tanzania), Prime ministers (Cameroon, Rwanda, Chad), Heads of delegations (Argentina, South Africa, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, China, Spain, France, Gambia, Indonesia, Japan, Mali, UN, Russia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela; other organizations and institutions: ACTO, AFD, ASEAN, ADB, CEEAC, CEFDHAC, CEMAC, CICOS, CIFOR, CIRAD, FAO, GEF, GIZ, NEPAD, OIBT, UNDP, PNUE, UNESCO, UICN, African Union, WCS, WWF, WRI, GLOBE and conventions secretariats: CBD, RAMSAR



Three points were on the agenda of the summit of the three Tropical Forest Basins:


♦ Expert meeting (29 May to 1st June 2011);


♦ Ministers conference (2 June 2011), and


♦ Heads of States and of Governments (3 June 2011).


Three (docs/doc_intern/GT COMIFAC/Sommet trois bassin main items immerged from the three-Forest-Basin Summit, namely: (i) the report on the state of forests in the three basins, (ii) the Joint Declaration adopted by Heads of States, and (iii) the consensus on the signing of a cooperation agreement during Rio+20 Conference scheduled to hold in Brazil in 2012.



Several parallel events were also organized alongside this important event.








Please, download


Heads of States and Governments joint declaration on the occasion of the first Summit on tropical forest ecosystems in the Amazonian, Congo and South-East Asia basins         


The Situation Of Forests In the Amazonian, Congo And South-East Asia Basins: The three tropical forest basins heads of states gather in Brazzaville from 29 May to 3 June in order to establish new ways of strengthening technical cooperation in forestry. The “Three Tropical Forest Basins Summit” will gather governments and partners who care for these crucial matters in order to improve on the management and the conservation of important forest resources found in the Amazonian Basin, the Congo Basin and in South-East Asia.


FAO and OIBT stresses that the potential value of various goods and services provided by tropical rainforests is much greater than the benefits likely to be derived from almost any other land use. “Following studies carried out recently, for example, the value of services rendered by tropical forests (such as carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation and soil and water protection) may reach many thousands of dollars per hectare”, said Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Sub-Director General of FAO Forest Department and Emmanuel Ze Meka, OIBT Executive Director, in a recent report launched at the Summit. The situation of forests in the Amazonian Basin, the Congo Basin and in South-East Asia highlights trends in forest resources. To learn more on the Summit (




CCR session 7 ACTIVITES PARALLELES AU SOMMET (3).pdf (625.9 kB)

CCR session 7 Sommet des 3 Bassins.pdf (129.4 kB)

Go back


UN-International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, 16 September

"For over three decades, the Montreal Protocol has done much more than shrink the ozone hole; it has shown us how environmental governance can respond to science, and how countries can come together to address a shared vulnerability. I call for that same spirit of common cause and, especially, greater leadership as we strive to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and mobilize the ambitious climate action we so urgently need at this time." UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Read more …

6th edition of the Africa Agri Forum: Confirm your registration!

The 6th edition of the Africa Agri Forum will be taking place for the second year in a row in Libreville, from 24 to 25 October to cement Gabon’s central place as an emerging hub of agriculture in the region.

Read more …

sep2d-International symposium “Plant biodiversity and sustainable development”

The international symposium is open to the entire scientific community (especially promoters of SED2D-backed projects) and actors in the management and valuing of plant biodiversity, subject to prior mandatory registration (free) and depending on the symposium’s seating capacity . Those who wish  to make a presentation must sign up for one of the thematic sessions listed below. Presentations can be either take the form of an oral presentation or a poster (A0 format) which can be presented in plenary along with a 2 min pitch

Read more …

Ministry of Environment, Water and Fisheries, Chad: Wildlife rangers of the Forest and Wildlife Guard come under attack - Seven (07) elephant carcasses found

Dozens of heavily armed poachers on horseback attacked wildlife rangers of the Forest and Fauna Guard (GFF) stationed in the Binder-Lere Wildlife reserve. Seven (07) elephant carcasses were found throughout the reserve by GFF wildlife rangers tracking the poachers. The poachers came from Cameroon.


Read more …

Law enforcement officials brush up on African wildlife crime investigating skills

Brazzaville-Republic of Congo, 28 July- 1st August 2019. Two multi-institutional capacity building workshops on investigations into wildlife crimes were held for law enforcement officers at the Mikhael’s Hotel.

Read more …

OCFSA and Lusaka Agreement close ranks to fight wildlife crime in Central Africa

Signing of MoU (Collaboration Agreement) OCFSA- Luska Agreement on the sidelines of two multi-institutional capacity building workshops for law enforcement officials on wildlife crime investigation held from 28 July to  01 August 2019 in Brazzaville (Congo).

Read more …

JIPA 2019: REPALEAC promotes linguistic and cultural diversity among DRC’s indigenous pygmy populations

On the sidelines of the celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (JIPA 2019), the Indigenous Peoples’ Network for Forest Ecosystem Management (REPALEF) held a press briefing on 9 August 2019 in the Arche Room in Kinshasa, Gombe The main item on the agenda was the launch of the month’s activities focusing on indigenous peoples’ across the DRC.

Read more …

COMIFAC Guidelines on monitoring forest-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): document drafting underway

Douala, Cameroon, 24-25 July 2019: The sub-region’s experts met to review the content and form of the COMIFAC Guide on monitoring forest-related Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more …

CBFP News Archive


GEF Newsletter | June 2019
The Cafi Dialogues
Forest Watch April 2019
Forest Watch March 2019