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Published July 26, 2021 / Environment

Congo Basin Blue Fund: on the road to COP 26

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On Sunday July 25 in Brazzaville, teams from the Ministry, the Congo Basin Climate Commission (CBCC) and Brazzaville Foundation , gathered around Ms Arlette Soudan Nonault, Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and the Congo Basin of the Republic of Congo, to conclude a series of workshops during which they drew up a strategy and operational plan for the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26), to be held in Glasgow from November 1 to 12, 2021.

Caption:Ms. Arlette Soudan Nonault, Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development and the Congo Basin of the Republic of Congo, Mr. Richard Amalvy, Chief Executive of Brazzaville Foundation, Ms. Florantine Mapeine Onotiang, Director General of the Congo Basin, with the participants of the workshops, © Brazzaville Foundation.

This strategic and operational approach supports the advocacy in favor of the Congo Basin as the second ecological lung of the planet, and the recognition of the double African and planetary stake linked to its preservation. It is anchored in the sectoral programme 22 of the Congo Basin Blue Fund related to "communication, awareness and education". By activating the springs of the green and blue economy, the programmatic and financial instrument of the Congo Basin Climate CommissionBy activating the springs of the green and blue economy, the programmatic and financial instrument of the Congo Basin Authority, launched on December 2, 2020 to provide the 16 member countries with tangible means to ensure the sustainable development of the basin, will promote regional integration and support projects aimed at increasing the well-being of the populations. It hopes to provide US$10.5 billion over the next ten years. A seventeenth African country, Morocco, has provided essential technical and financial support since the project was launched.

 

As for Brazzaville Foundation, technical partner of CBCC and initiator of the Blue Fund at COP22 in Marrakech in 2016, its mission stems from the appointment, by the heads of state of CBCC, of Jean-Yves Ollivier, Founding Chairman, as goodwill ambassador of the Fund.