of central African
OCTOBER 6, 2021
From 9am - UTC +2
The Central African forest is the secondlargest tropical forest in the world after the Amazon rainforest.
A true haven of biodiversity, more than 40 million people dependon this ecosystem which plays an essential role in the fight against climatechange. However, massive deforestation threatens this fragile environment.
In view of the COP 26 and COP 15 summits on biodiversity, the aim of the initiative is to raise awareness amongst the parties involved of therole played by the Central African forest and its importance for biodiversityby including it on the international agenda.
A prestigious panel ofinternational speakers.
Players from local authorities, major European and Africankeynote speakers, representatives from the worlds of associations, academia andentrepreneurship will meet on Thursday 6th October 2021 from 9am to6pm, at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris.View the program
Living with the forests/protecting its biodiversity
Transforming economies, adapting consumption
Inhabiting the forest
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There is also a cultural program
running alongside this event
Exhibitions | Meetings | Concert | ScreeningDiscover
Head of the Program on African Protected Areas & Conservation, IUCN
CEO of the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)
Minister of Water and Forests of Côte d'Ivoire
African cities, city networks in the heart of the equatorial forest
"In the wake of the historical climate agreement signed in 2015, the City of Paris sustains its ecological commitment by fighting for the conservation of the primary forests of Central Africa. These thousand-year-old ecosystems are both reservoirs of exceptional biodiversity and building blocks in the fight against global warming. With this initiative, the City is calling on the world to preserve these forests so as to shield the planet's inhabitants from upcoming challenges."
Mayor of Paris