CIFOR-ICRAF at the 14th edition of the European Development Days on The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future
Biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental degradation are defining challenges of our generation and require more coordinated and incisive international efforts. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the interlinkages between human health and an healthy planet. The post COVID recovery should be an opportunity to build back greener and more inclusive societies and economies.
In this respect, the European Development Days will provide a decisive moment for analysis and reflection on the road to the CBD COP15 in Kunming and the Glasgow COP26 in November 2021.
The European Green Deal is EU’s roadmap for a green and inclusive transition to help improve people’s well-being and secure a healthy planet for generations to come. The Green Deal goes beyond EU borders and commits the EU to engage with its partners to support the global transition. Together we can make a difference. Moving to a green and climate neutral economy and protecting biodiversity concerns us all – from citizens to governments across the world.
Yangambi: A landscape fit for a sustainable future
Thriving forests protect biodiversity and people in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Yangambi, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is quickly regaining its status as a global hub for the study and conservation of the Congo Basin forests. Thanks to the support of the European Union, this landscape (including a protected area of 235,000 hectares) is proving that the sustainable use of natural resources can become a driver of development by creating green jobs, supporting alternative livelihoods, and reactivating the local economy.