The Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) is a long-term initiative of the United States Government to promote sustainable forest management, biodiversity conservation, and climate change mitigation in the Congo Basin through increased local, national, and regional natural resource management capacity.

Since 1997, the U.S. Forest Service has been an implementing partner of CARPE, a program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The CARPE program works to improve management of biodiverse forested landscapes in the Congo Basin and to strengthen the capacities of governments and people of the region to sustainably manage these resources at the local, national, and regional levels. Complementary to CARPE, the U.S. Forest Service also implements technical assistance programs funded by the U.S. Department of State and USAID that focus on capacity building in the areas of climate change, reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, combatting illegal logging, and forest carbon measurement and monitoring.