|This Summit is the continuation of the first meeting of the Heads of State of forest countries that took place in September 2007 at Indonesia’s request during the UN General Assembly in New York.|
Forests are reservoirs of biological resources in the procurement of goods and environmental services, in regulating and stabilizing global climate, not to mention their participation in the economic development of the countries concerned.
Their role is crucial for economic and environmental stability.
Hence the importance of the Summit of the Three Tropical Forest Basins that opens in Brazzaville on May 31 and ends on June 3.
Decision makers, scientists, partners, and individuals involved with the preservation of the environment and the planet’s biodiversity will be present to discuss the issues surrounding the sustainable management of forest ecosystems in the three major tropical basins in the world: the Congo Basin, the Amazon Basin, and the Mekong-Borneo Basin.
This summit could result in the signing of a Treaty or a Cooperation Agreement that would link the member states of the three basins and other tropical countries that are not members but who wish to join.
|For more information : –Cirad website|