Congo Basin


  • Conference on "Feedback from experience and forward-looking discussions on sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin"

    Conference on" Feedback from experience and forward-looking discussions on sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin... What is the outlook for the Congo Basin's forests by the year 2040?... In the late 1990s, the Congo Basin countries began to develop forest policy reforms involving two main lines of action: consolidation of the status of forests designated as protected areas and an overhaul of the legal and regulatory framework governing logging activities, with the introduction of renewable long-term forestry concessions (15 to 40 years), to be managed under contracts mainly based on forest planning
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  • Conference on "Feedback from experience and forward-looking discussions on sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin"

    Conference on" Feedback from experience and forward-looking discussions on sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin... What is the outlook for the Congo Basin's forests by the year 2040?... In the late 1990s, the Congo Basin countries began to develop forest policy reforms involving two main lines of action: consolidation of the status of forests designated as protected areas and an overhaul of the legal and regulatory framework governing logging activities, with the introduction of renewable long-term forestry concessions (15 to 40 years), to be managed under contracts mainly based on forest planning
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  • Congo Basin countries appropriate geospatial technologies for the sustainable development of forest ecosystems

    Congo Basin countries appropriate geospatial technologies for the sustainable development of forest ecosystems... Indeed, Congo Basin forests account for 22 % of global forest cover and hold a carbon reservoir of over 56 gigatons... Thanks to this initiative, Congo Basin countries are reinforcing their commitment to the fight against climate change
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  • Press Releases

    The French Development Agency (Agence Française de Développement) and Astrium sign an agreement to provide satellite imagery to protect forests in the Congo Basin... France honors its commitment made last year in Copenhagen to provide high resolution satellite imagery to favor sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin countries
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  • Press Releases

    Astrium and AFD launch first satellite imagery portal to monitor Congo Basin forests... The images acquired by the SPOT satellites in the Congo Basin will be accessible to all promoters of forest protection projects... AFD and Astrium are financing this free access to SPOT imagery as part of a project to protect Congo Basin forests using space technologies
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  • Stories from Congo: Forests, villagers and operators

    With some 230 million hectares of forest, the Congo Basin is the second largest tropical forest area in the world after the Amazon... This project is one of AFD's showcase actions in the Congo Basin forestry sector
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  • Stories from Congo: Forests, villagers and operators

    With some 230 million hectares of forest, the Congo Basin is the second largest tropical forest area in the world after the Amazon... This project is one of AFD's showcase actions in the Congo Basin forestry sector
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  • Reconciling development and environment

    The aim of the project initiated by AFD, in partnership with Airbus Defence and Space, is to photograph and map forest areas in order to more effectively combat deforestation in the world' s second largest forest area, the Congo Basin... For example, thanks to satellites, it is possible to map all the Congo Basin forests, which cover over 3 million km ² (i.e. five times the surface area of France), whereas it would be difficult, or even impossible, to conduct an exhaustive coverage in the field, where there are often no access roads in
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  • Press Releases

    Consequently, it finances projects that use state-of-the-art technologies- -I have in mind the satellite monitoring of Congo Basin forests to fight against deforestation- -and studies on promising technologies. AFD has innovated in the partnerships it establishes with local authorities and NGOs, whose expertise makes it possible to build solutions tailored to needs
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    The sustainable management of Congo Basin forests... The sustainable management of Congo Basin forests
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