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OSFAC Mission in Brazzaville: 16 to 18 December 2014

OSFAC Mission in Brazzaville: 16 to 18 December 2014

By invitation of the National REDD Coordination (CN REDD) of Congo and FAO, a delegation of OSFAC composed by Landing Mane (Director), André Mazinga (RS and GIS officer) and Cédric Singa (RS and GIS officer) went to Brazzaville to attend the FACET product presentation workshop (FACET : Forêts d’Afrique Centrale Evaluées par Télédétection).

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

The forest is located in the heart of very large major environmental and societal concerns.It's a purveyor of a wide range of environmental services crucial to followed by a significant portion of humanity, some people living in the most precarious conditions. The green economy, if it has as its objective the eradication of poverty must contribute to the health of forest ecosystems.

Departure of Dr. John Flynn

Departure of Dr. John Flynn

Director of CARPE John Flynn retired after done an excellent job for the benefit of conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in the Congo Basin.

Analysis of deforestation and forest degradation in the republic of Congo

Analysis of deforestation and forest degradation in the republic of Congo

Training report – Belém, Brazil from 11 to 28 November 2011, by Patrick LOLA AMANI and Cherubins Brice OUISSIKA

Purpose and Content

The training goal was twofold: capacity building and technology transfer in the project "Monitoring of forest cover change and Quantification of carbon stocks and emissions from forest degradation and deforestation in the forests of Republic of Congo.”

Launch Ceremony of the FACET DRC Atlas

Launch Ceremony of the FACET DRC Atlas

The presentation ceremony of the FACET Atlas was held on April 5, 2011 at the Grand Hotel in Kinshasa. It was chaired by His Excellency José Endundo Bononge, Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), His Excellency Mr James ENTWISTLE, U.S. Ambassador to the DRC and Mr. John Flynn, Director of the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE).

Conference report for the COMIFAC Regional Workshop

Conference report for the COMIFAC Regional Workshop

COMIFAC Regional Workshop held in Brazzaville, 2 - 4 February 2010

There has been long standing interest in monitoring of Congo Basin Forests, largely driven by research on biodiversity, ecosystems, land use and earth system observations. As a result of the inclusion of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) in recent climate change treaty negotiations, the monitoring of the forests of the Congo Basin has become the subject of more intense interest.

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