The Government of Equatorial Guinea launched an extensive 18-month project to develop its national REDD+ investment plan which will reinforce ongoing country efforts to combat climate change and to foster low-emission development. The national REDD+ investment plan shall fit with broader national strategies.

"One of the strategic key objectives of the National Economic and Social Development Plan ‘Horizon 2020’ is about the protection and conservation of the natural resources and thus, in line with the objectives pursued with the country’s national investment plan on REDD+,” said Minister Bakale, who opened the meetings to launch the CAFI-funded project, and the first meeting of the Project Steering Committee held in Sipopo 14-16 December 2016.

Equatorial Guinea is a partner country of CAFI and FAO is providing technical support to assist the country to finalize its National REDD+ Strategy and move to the planning of its REDD+ investments.

Read about this important milestone by Equatorial Guinea on CAFI’s website.

Information is also available on FAO’s websites:

FAO-Equatorial Guinea / Regional / FAO forestry newsroom