Taking stock of REDD+ in Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) embraced REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) a decade ago, becoming an early adopter of the initiative in the region. However, the country’s rate of emissions from forest loss continues to be among the highest in the Congo Basin due to unsustainable logging, fuelwood collection, agricultural expansion and […]

Mitigation potential of Congo Basin remains largely unknown, but not for long

As the world grapples with a new pandemic and a flurry of fires and storms exacerbating concerns over the climate crisis, a scientific milestone has been achieved in the heart of the world’s second largest tropical forest. The Congo Basin’s first eddy-flux tower now rises above the canopy in the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve, Democratic Republic […]

Mitigation potential of Congo Basin remains largely unknown, but not for long

As the world grapples with a new pandemic and a flurry of fires and storms exacerbating concerns over the climate crisis, a scientific milestone has been achieved in the heart of the world’s second largest tropical forest. The Congo Basin’s first eddy-flux tower now rises above the canopy in the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve, Democratic Republic […]

New portal tracks policies and trends impacting forests in Central Africa

Central Africa is home to the Congo Basin, the largest tropical forest on the African continent, a major carbon sink. It is an important biodiversity hotspot that covers over 200 million hectares, spreads across six countries, and supports the livelihoods of about 60 million people dependent upon it for food, energy and jobs. Critically endangered animals […]

New portal tracks policies and trends impacting forests in Central Africa

Central Africa is home to the Congo Basin, the largest tropical forest on the African continent, a major carbon sink. It is an important biodiversity hotspot that covers over 200 million hectares, spreads across six countries, and supports the livelihoods of about 60 million people dependent upon it for food, energy and jobs. Critically endangered animals […]