International Day of Forests

On March 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Forests. It marks an occasion to shine the spotlight on the importance of sustaining and protecting woodlands and trees, which are vital to economies, livelihoods and the environment. This year’s theme, ‘Forests and Sustainable Cities’, provides the platform to increase awareness on the role of forests in storing carbon, which helps mitigate the impacts of climate change in urban areas. As the African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank prepared to launch two new reports on the continent’s forest resources, we spoke to Modibo Traore, Officer-in-Charge and Chief Natural Resources Management Officer at the African Natural Resources Centre, about the Bank’s work in the forestry sector.

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