Congo Basin Forest Fund


The Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) was launched in June 2008 with a grant of £100 million from the governments of the UK and Norway to develop the capacity of the people and institutions of the Congo Basin to preserve and manage their forests.  Increased logging, changing agricultural patterns, population growth and the oil and mining industries are all putting greater pressure on the forests today. The rate at which the forests are cleared must be slowed or stopped to preserve their carbon-storing capacity, their complex ecosystem and biodiversity, and watershed protection.  The CBFF accepts proposals from NGOs and governments for innovative and transformative projects that change the way people live in and earn a living from the Congo Basin forests and the way that governments protect and preserve them, thereby contributing to fighting climate change.

Tunis-Belvedère, Tunisia


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