Congo Basin Forest Fund

04-Dec-2014

Multinational - Promotion of land rights of forest communities in the congo basin - Project Completion Report

The main objective of the project was to contribute to securing the rights of forest communities,while influencing policies on issues of land rights of forest communities in six countries in the Congo Basin, namely Cameroon, Gabon, the Central African Republic, Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This objective was relevant in that it was aligned with the priorities and objectives of the target countries in land planning and management and also with the CBFF’s priorities and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Documents (PRSD), the COMIFAC Convergence plan, other sector...
30-Oct-2014

AfDB strongly committed to preserving ecosystems and wildlife in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) participated to the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that took place from October 6-17, 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. During the last Global Environmental Facility (GEF) assembly meeting in Cancun Mexico last May, the CBD Secretariat convened a meeting with the multilateral development banks (MDBs), including the AfDB, to discuss the role of regional development banks in regional cooperation on biodiversity and ecosystem services and explore possibilities for...
25-Nov-2013

AfDB acts as international knowledge broker for key environmental mechanism: Payment for Environmental Services

The African Development Bank (AfDB) organized an international workshop on November 5 and 6 in Tunis focused on promoting the use of the Payment for Environmental Services (PES) mechanism. The two-day event, titled “Achieving sustainable management of natural resources in Africa using Payment for Environmental Services” was jointly sponsored by the Bank’s Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (OSAN), The Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department (ONEC) and the Quality Assurance and Results Department (ORQR). The workshop brought together 70 experts from governments across the...
21-Nov-2013

AfDB underscores climate solutions at Africa Day, COP 19

Achieving food security and more resilient agriculture requires both adaptation to climate change and lower emission intensities per output. This rationale, brought to the forefront by the African Development Bank (AfDB), during Africa Day, requires a major shift towards more efficient use of land, water, soil nutrients and genetic resources, together with considerable changes in governance, legislation, policies and financial mechanisms. The event, under the theme of Climate Change and Agricultural Development in Africa took place on the 19th November 2013, in Warsaw, Poland, during the...
20-Nov-2013

AfDB promotes green and sustainable growth in Africa at UN Climate Talks in Warsaw

The African Development Bank’s green growth side event at the 19th Conference of Parties (COP 19) in Warsaw, Poland, provided a strong case for the collective objective of ensuring the transition to green growth and sustainable development in Africa. The side event titled “Transitioning towards Green Growth in Africa: The Role of the African Development Bank and other regional institutions” held on Monday, November 18, promoted the exchange of experiences and best practices with a view to replicating these in the future. “By 2030, Mozambique would have transitioned to a green economy,”...
11-Nov-2013

AfDB to Support Africa’s Green Growth Agenda at COP 19

African Water Facility project recognized during UN climate talks The Fostering Innovative Sanitation and Hygiene (FISH) Project in Monrovia funded by the African Water Facility (AWF) was showcased and recognized on November 21 and 22 as one of 17 outstanding climate innovations during the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Read More AfDB underscores climate solutions at Africa Day Achieving food security and more resilient agriculture requires both adaptation to climate change and lower emission intensities per output. This rationale, brought to the forefront by the...
12-Dec-2011

« Nous ne pouvons pas combattre le changement climatique en condamnant l’Afrique à la pauvreté » - Donald Kaberuka

« Nous ne pouvons pas combattre le changement climatique en condamnant l’Afrique à la pauvreté », a déclaréle président de la Banque africaine de développement, Donald Kaberuka, présent à la Conférence des Nations unies sur le changement climatique, qui se clôt aujourd’hui à Durban, en Afrique du Sud. S’exprimant aujourd’hui en séance plénière mixte de la 17e conférence des parties (COP17) de la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur le changement climatique et la 7e session de la Conférence des parties siégeant en tant que Réunion des parties au Protocole de Kyoto (CMP7), le...
09-Dec-2011

La BAD et le Fonds des forêts du Bassin du Congo soutiennent la gestion des ressources forestières au Congo

Le conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé le 05 décembre 2011, un don de plus de 2,4 millions d’euros en faveur de la République du Congo pour financer un inventaire forestier au niveau national par le Fonds pour les forêts du Bassin du Congo. L’objectif du projet est de permettre de faire un état des lieux des ressources forestières, de l’occupation et de l’utilisation des terres. Les données collectées seront utilisées pour la reformulation de la politique et de la stratégie forestières en République du Congo. L’objectif  est de garantir la...
08-Dec-2011

New Pact Promises More Protection for Congo Basin Forests

The battle against deforestation in Africa has taken a step nearer to victory with a new pact aiming at greater protection for the world’s second biggest rain forest. The Congo Basin forest area covers more than 200 million hectares in central Africa and is vital to world ecology and a stable climate.  But Africa’s forests have been shrinking steadily over the years. Central African countries and donor partner countries have now signed a Joint Declaration on REDD+, the programme aimed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation. The Declaration was signed at...
05-Dec-2011

Africa’s Shrinking Forests Need Urgent Help, Climate Change Talks Hear

Forests take up a huge amount of the continent, but are one of Africa’s most misunderstood and undervalued natural resources. At a discussion on deforestation at the climate change conference, or COP 17, in Durban, delegates learned that forests account for 23 percent of Africa’s land area.  The largest are the forest ecosystems of the Congo Basin and Upper Guinea.   However, their latent power to aid development is largely ignored, said Abdoulaye Dagamaissa, from the African Development Bank (AfDB) “The range of ecological, economic and social services African forests...
05-Dec-2011

Africa is Losing its Deforestation Battle and Action Needed, Say Experts

The UN-based fund that helps compensate developing countries combat deforestation should start fighting the causes as well as the effects.  That was one of the main recommendations from forestry experts who gathered at the climate change conference, COP 17, in Durban. The discussion mainly focused on deforestation in Africa, particularly in the Congo Basin, which has the second largest rainforest after South America. The fund, called REDD+, had put in a lot of planning and investment, but with little real effect, they concluded.  In fact, deforestation was on the rise,...
01-Dec-2011

BAD-FFBC : plus de 4,5 millions d’euros pour la gestion et la restauration des forêts naturelles du Rwanda

Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé à Tunis, le 29 novembre 2011, un don de plus de 4,5 millions d’euros en faveur de la République du Rwanda, pour le financement du projet de gestion durable des boisements et de restauration des forêts naturelles du Rwanda. Ce projet est financé par le Fonds pour les forêts du bassin du Congo (FFBC). Le projet de gestion durable des boisements et de restauration des forêts naturelles du Rwanda contribuera à la réduction de la déforestation et de la pauvreté dans la zone du Bassin du Congo au Rwanda, qui...
06-Jun-2011

« Préserver les forêts africaines », thème d’une exposition aux AA 2011 de la BAD

Le saviez-vous ? Plus d'un quart des forêts tropicales du monde se trouvent en Afrique. La forêt équatoriale du Bassin du Congo est la deuxième au monde, en termes de superficie, après le bassin amazonien. Elle constitue l’écosystème le plus riche de la région et abrite plus de la moitié des plantes et des animaux sauvages du continent. Elle s’étale sur plusieurs pays d’Afrique centrale (Cameroun, Gabon, Rep. Centrafricaine, Congo-Brazza-ville et R.D. du Congo). Outre la forêt du Bassin du Congo, l’Afrique renferme plusieurs autres ensembles forestiers, comme la forêt de la Haute Guinée,...
18-Mar-2011

DRC - Programme for Preservation of Congo Basin Ecosystems - ESIA Summary

The Programme for Preservation of the Congo Basin Ecosystems, referred to hereinafter as “the Programme” is the African Development Bank’s response to requests by the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to finance projects that support the sustainable management of ecosystems of the Congo Basin.
10-Dec-2010

AfDB Collaborates With MDBs on Climate Finance Innovation

Cancun, Mexico, 10 December 2010 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) joined representatives from other multilateral development banks (MDB) on Monday, 6 December 2010, in a joint side event on “Scaling-up International Climate Finance” during the ongoing COP16 Climate Conference. It was an opportunity to share with stakeholders how MDBs are collaborating to expand access to international financing and bolster investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Also highlighted was a report prepared jointly by the MDBs for the United Nations Secretary General High-Level Advisory...
06-Dec-2010

AfDB and Partners Discuss Expansion of Clean Development Mechanism in Africa

Cancun, Mexico, 6 December 2010 — The African Development Bank (AfDB) joined other Nairobi Framework (NF) partners for a panel discussion on future plans to promote Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) activities in Africa during the COP 16 Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico. The mandate of the Nairobi Framework partners is to assist developing countries, especially those in Sub-Sahara Africa, to improve their level of participation in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The AfDB Environment and Climate Change Manager, Kurt Lonsway, explained the Bank’s accomplishments and...
06-Dec-2010

AfDB to hold key discussions on proposed Africa Green Fund

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will be holding its side event on the proposed Africa Green Fund on 9 December 2010 in Cancun, Mexico. The objective of the event is to provide a platform for key stakeholders at the international level to discuss the Africa Green Fund (AGF), an instrument designed to enable African countries gain better access to global resources for the purpose of tackling climate change challenges on the continent. The event will include a presentation by Mr. Anthony Nyong, AfDB’s Compliance and Safeguards Manager,  and a moderated discussion session with a...
29-Nov-2010

AfDB at Sixteenth Climate Change Conference in Cancun (COP 16)

African Leaders call for the Africa Green Fund African Ministers attending the Cancun COP 16 Conference called again for the early establishment of an Africa Green Fund (AGF). This echoed an earlier call by African leaders in Copenhagen in December 2009 for a funding mechanism that sets aside resources for Africa, provides enhanced direct access, and equitable and transparent allocation of resources to be managed by the African Development Bank.  Background The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was established in 1992 at the Rio Summit with the aim...
29-Nov-2010

AfDB at Cancun Climate Change Conference

An African Development Bank (AfDB delegation has arrived in Cancun, Mexico, to participate in the Sixteenth Conference of Parties (COP 16) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), taking place from November 29 to December 10, 2010. The Bank’s delegation is led by President Donald Kaberuka, accompanied by the Vice President for operations, Kamal Elkheshen and staff from various departments. The AfDB is also supporting the participation of ministerial-level representatives of Regional Member Countries (RMCs) including African negotiators.    The Bank will...
29-Nov-2010

En prélude aux négociations de Cancun : la BAD finance un atelier de formation sur le marché de carbone à Niamey

«Familiariser les négociateurs sur le changement climatique, des pays de la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) sur les questions liées au marché du carbone et favoriser les échanges entre négociateurs pour une position unique et convergente dans les négociations avec les Parties signataires de la Convention Climat (COP) à Cancun au Mexique». Ainsi se résument les objectifs d’un atelier de formation sur le marché du carbone et sur le Programme de Réduction des émissions provenant de la déforestation et de la dégradation des terres (REDD), financé par la Banque, du...