Posted on March 15, 2017 6:53:00 AM
A CAFI mission in Libreville, Gabon is planned from 22 to 24 March 2017 to initiate both high level and technical dialogues between the Government of Gabon and CAFI Executive Board members on the country's National Investment Framework (NIF) that was presented to CAFI in February 2017. This mission is held in preparation for the next CAFI Executive Board meeting, scheduled for the end of April 2017, where discussions will be held on the Gabon NIF.
The objectives of the mission are to :
The mission will thus comprise a political segment, including meetings with Ministers of Economy, Agriculture, Forest Economy and presidential Affairs ; and a technical segment with national entities in charge of implementing programmes and public and private technical and financial partners.
The Gabon NIF is led by the National Climate Council, an interministerial body chaired by the President of the Republic. A Technical Comittee led by a representative of the President's cabinet will serve as the National Climate Council's coordinating committee, and the French Development Agency will be the NIF implementation partner.
The Gabon National Investment Framework is directly in line with the the Emerging Gabon Strategic Plan (EGSP), the Green Gabon Pillar, and Gabon's Nationally Determined Contribution. The latter - the first one submitted by an African country ahead of the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris - envisages a 68 percent lessening in emissions from the LULUCF sector over the 2010-2025 period relative to the trend scenario over the same period.
The Gabon NIF, whose full title is "Land use planning and forest monitoring to promote sustainable and green development strategies for Gabon", is unusual in that it is organized around two cross-cutting objectives :
Gabon holds about 18% of the forests of the Congo and Ogouué basins. Forest cover over 88% of its territory, one of the largest percentage in the world. The LULUCF sector is Gabon’s main source of greenhouse gas emissions. CAFI and Gabon share a vision of sustainable development based on a holistic, multi-sectoral approach that includes a commitment to preserve forests and achieve socio-economic development goals.
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