Letter of Intent signed
|Letter of Intent||
Signed on 3 september 2019. Click here for more info
|CAFI preparatory grant to develop the National Investent Framework.
Concluded. Click here for more info
|Grant to further develop the GCF proposal||Ongoing. US$ 314,173, with FAO support. Click here for more info|
The Republic of Congo holds nearly 22.5 million hectares of forests – 65% of its territory – and boasts one of the lowest deforestation rate in the Congo basin (0.06% - 211,410 ha/year net, for 2000-2014). However, over 0.5 million hectares of forests could disappear every year between 2015 and 2020 due to the development of agricultural projects, notably cocoa and palm oil, that could become a majour source of CO2 emissions from the land use sector (est. 12.7 millions tons of CO2/year for 2015-2020).
REDD+ in the Republic of Congo is considered a “sustainable development tool” and a genuine “pillar of green economy”. Three strategic policy instruments anchor REDD+ in RoC beyond the forest sector:
On the basis of consensus on drivers, a National REDD+ Strategy was validated in July 2016. The country’s commitment to reducing deforestation was further demonstrated by the development of an Emissions Reduction Program (ER-P) in the Sangha and Likouala Departments. Selected by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility in July 2014, the ER-P should generate nearly 11.7 million tCO2 in emission reductions by 2021.