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Africa Climate Week 2023: Sustainable investment for climate action

Published by: Caroline on February 7, 2024 Author:

At last year’s Africa Climate Week in Nairobi (4-8 September 2023), the GPI teamed up with UN-REDD (read their account here) and the Climate Champions as well as Wetlands International, Leeds University, CongoPeat and the Greifswald Mire Centre to co-host a session on “Unlocking sustainable and fair investment in Nature-based Solutions for climate action in Africa”. The discussion highlighted that reducing deforestation and forest degradation, including halting peatlands degradation and drainage and avoiding mangrove destruction, represents one of the most effective, mature, and robust mitigation options with the potential to slash emissions by about 4 Gt a year.


Speakers at the event, including Jean-Jacques Bambuta, DRC Peatlands Unit Head (DRC Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2nd left), Dianna Kopansky, Global Peatlands Initiative Coordinator (UNEP, 4th left), Her Excellency, Arlette Soudan-Nonault, Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development of the Congo Basin (Republic of the Congo, 5th left), Julie Mulonga, East Arica Director (Wetlands International, 7th left), and Nady Mahmoud, Climate Champions (UNCCD, 8th left). 

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