Fight climate change, protect forests, reduce poverty and contribute to sustainable development
In DRC, CAFI currently funds programmes with the goal to prevent 40 million tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere over the next 5 years. In Gabon, emissions from forests will be cut by at least 50% by 2025.
CAFI-funded programmes in DRC seek to raise average households revenues by 10 to 20% in key forested province.
In Gabon and DRC, CAFI supports tools and reforms to make sure forests are protected, sustainably managed and restored, hence preserving habitat for rare and endangered biodiversity. To do so, planning and monitoring the use of land is key.
How does CAFI ensure sustainable food production systems that spare forest lands ? In DRC for example, CAFI will support agricultural reform and is currently funding programmes that will establish 160,000 hectares of sustainable subsistence agriculture.
To reduce pressure on forests while ensuring access to energy, CAFI will help DRC to reform its energy policy ; is helping to plant 7000 ha of trees for wood-energy, and promote the sustained use of efficient cookstoves and clean cooking solutions.
By supporting family planning and access to modern contraception in DRC, CAFI will help ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health.
Through its ambitious national land use plan, and with CAFI support, Gabon will be able to develop its industry infrastructure and roads with the least possible impact on forests.