Calculating economic value: Forest Service and University of Douala in Cameroon begin course on biodiversity

Calculating economic value: Forest Service and University of Douala in Cameroon begin course on biodiversity CAMEROON – The economic value of biodiversity might seem like a complicated concept, but its core theory is rather simple: diverse organisms are crucial to the short and long-term economic health of humankind. Think of the Amazon rainforest. Millions of people … Read more

Congo Basin Neighbors Draw On Shared Experiences To Improve Forest Monitoring Systems

Congo Basin Neighbors Draw On Shared Experiences To Improve Forest Monitoring Systems In the Central Africa Congo Basin, national governments are learning from each others’ experiences to improve their national forest monitoring systems and qualify for emission reduction payment programs. The programs, like REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation), are global, multi-agency efforts … Read more

The Central Africa Women’s Initiative for Climate Action

USFS Launches Central Africa Women’s Initiative for Climate Action In January 2021, the U.S. Forest Service International Programs launched the Central Africa Women’s Initiative for Climate Action (WICA), a year-long program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Climate Fellow’s Program, designed to increase the participation of early-career women in central Africa – Cameroon, Gabon, … Read more

Republic of Congo and World Bank Sign Agreement to Reduce Carbon Emissions and Preserve Forests and Wetlands

Republic of Congo and World Bank Sign Agreement to Reduce Carbon Emissions and Preserve Forests and Wetlands The Republic of Congo recently signed a $41.8 million USD agreement with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). Republic of Congo is home to part of the … Read more