Toward a national forest landscape restoration strategy for Cameroon

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
11:00 AM - 12 PM CEST

Forests cover 46% of Cameroon’s national territory, which hosts such diverse ecosystems that it is nicknamed “Africa in Miniature”. But Cameroon has also experienced substantial deforestation and land degradation, with causes ranging from fuel wood and charcoal extraction to infrastructure development, which has negatively impacted local livelihoods, the national economy and ecosystem  services. In response, Cameroon has committed to restoring 12 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 through the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100). To achieve this goal, the Ministries of Environment and Forestry have accelerated their efforts to develop a national forest land restoration strategy by the end of 2019. 

Join us in this Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Digital Summit to better understand how national-level policies to restore the critical and diverse landscapes of the Congo Basin are made. By taking part, you’ll learn about what Cameroon is doing to ensure that the strategy considers national requirements, accommodates existing restoration projects, and is guided by best practices based on experience from around the globe. 

Learn more and join the event here.