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Tropical Forest Summit in Brazzaville to Focus on Sustainable Management of Rainforests

Top officials from more than 35 nations covering the world’s three major rainforest basin regions will gather at a United Nations-backed conference next month to discuss the common challenges faced by these vital ecosystems that support more than a billion people.


The aim of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Amazon, Congo, and Borneo-Mekong Forest Basins is to achieve a plan for the sustainable management of forest ecosystems in the three basins. The four-day meeting, which will be held in Brazzaville, The Republic of the Congo, beginning on 31 May, is also part of celebrations of the International Year of Forests (2011).

The Amazon Basin of South America, the Congo Basin in Central Africa and the Borneo-Mekong Basin in South-East Asia make up 80 per cent of the world’s rainforests and contain two thirds of its biodiversity.

Henri Djombo, Minister of Sustainable Development, Forestry and Environment of the Republic of the Congo, said it is hoped that the summit will achieve “a treaty or an agreement” for the sustainable management of the ecosystems of the three regions.

 
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News

Partnering with UN-REDD

UN-REDD at CBD's REDD+ Capacity Building Workshop in Asia-Pacific

Tropical Forest Summit in Brazzaville to Focus on Sustainable Management of Rainforests

REDD+ Partnership Held Rewarding Meeting in Bangkok

UN-REDD Report Round-Up
Features & Commentary

The Road Ahead for REDD+ in Ecuador
By: Daniela Carrión


Update on UN-REDD's Social and Environmental Principles and Criteria
By: Emily Dunning & Lera Miles
Reports & Analysis

Promoting Transparency and Integrity in REDD+

Linking Forests and Stakeholders to the Green Economy

UNEP FI to Release Report on Forest Carbon Finance
Looking ahead

Launch of UNEP FI Report: REDDy–Set–Grow: Opportunities, Risks and Roles for Financial Institutions in Forest – Carbon Markets
6 May 2011, London, UK

UN-REDD Programme Briefing to Permanent Missions to the UN Office
9 May 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

Joint World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and UN-REDD Programme Workshop on Opportunity Costs of REDD+
16 - 20 May 2011, Cali, Colombia

10th Session of the UNPFII Secretariat
16 - 27 May 2011, New York City, USA
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