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Jun 28, 2024

Global Afforestation Conference in Congo

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Courtesy Africa News
Courtesy Africa News

The first International Conference on Afforestation and Reforestation will be organized in Brazzaville of Republic of Congo from 2-5 July, 2024.

According to Baboloki Semele’s report in the Africa News, endorsed by the African Union as the “African and Global Afforestation Decade,” the conference aims to address urgent climate change challenges uniting global efforts in mitigating climate risks through extensive tree-planting initiatives.

The conference expected around 2,000 participants including state representatives, scientific communities, financial partners, and NGOs who will discuss the role of forests in combating climate change and supporting global economic recovery.

COFO meet in Rome

Meanwhile, the highest forestry statutory body under the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Committee on Forestry (COFO) will meet from 22-26 July 2024 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

According to Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) IISD reports, forests cover 31% of the world’s land surface, help mitigate climate change by storing carbon, and are home to most of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity improves soil, air, and water quality, provide livelihoods for millions, and a source of renewable raw materials.

They will identify emerging forest policy and technical issues as well as solutions, advising the FAO and others on appropriate action to better manage the planet’s forests.

Thus, (COFO)’s biennial sessions identify emerging policy and technical issues, seek solutions and advise the FAO.

With a membership of 122 countries, FAO’s Forestry Programme seeks to enable transformative impacts that benefit forests and forest-dependent people in helping to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Currently, it oversees more than 230 projects in 82 countries.