Congo Basin Examines Forest Management Monitoring Systems

15 October 2013

Countries of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) have described as satisfactory strides recorded half way gone into an 18-month project, “National Forestry Monitoring System (NFMS)” drafted within the framework of the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) project for the Congo Basin forest zone. National experts, focal points and other stakeholders of the project meeting in Yaounde from October 7-11, 2013 to evaluate the path covered already in nine months, noted at term that most of the countries had effectively taken off and trained people to pilot the project to a successful end.

Presiding over the information-sharing forum that rounded off five-days of evaluation last Friday October 11, Cameroon’s Minister of the Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development, Pierre Hele, said since launching the project, Cameroon has been redoubling efforts to reduce the emission of green house gasses, conserve and sustainably manage the forest as well as enhance forest carbon stocks as part of international climate mitigation efforts, hallmarks of the project.

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