Congo Basin Blue Fund: on the way to COP26

On Sunday, 25 July, in Brazzaville, the Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development and the Congo Basin of the Republic of Congo, the Congo Basin Climate Commission (CBCC) and the Brazzaville Foundation’s teams gathered around Minister Arlette Soudan-Nonault. This meeting ended a series of workshops during which they designed a strategy and an operational plan for the 26th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations on Climate Change (COP26) which will take place in Glasgow from 1 to 12 November 2021.

 

This strategic and operational approach supports the advocacy for the Congo Basin as the second planet’s ecological lung and the recognition of the double African and planetary challenge linked to its preservation. It anchors itself in the sectoral program number 22 of the Blue Fund for the Congo Basin related to « communication, awareness and education. » The programmatic and financial instrument of the Congo Basin Climate Commission, the Blue Fund, was launched on 2 December 2020 to provide the 16 member countries with tangible means to ensure the sustainable development of the Basin. It intends at activating the levers of the green and the blue economy to promote regional integration and supports projects aimed at increasing the populations’ well-being. It expects to provide US$10.5 billion over the next ten years. Since the project began, a seventeenth African country, the Kingdom of Morocco, has provided essential technical and financial support.

As for the Brazzaville Foundation, technical partner of the CCBC and initiator of the Blue Fund during COP22 in Marrakech in 2016, its mission stems from the appointment of its Founding Chairman, Jean-Yves Ollivier, as a Goodwill Ambassador of the fund, by the CCBC heads of state.

 

Meeting MEC CCBC BF

 Mrs. Arlette Soudan-Nonault, Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development and the Congo Basin of the Republic of Congo, Mr. Richard Amalvy, Chief Executive of the Brazzaville Foundation, Mrs. Florantine Mapeine Onotiang, Executive Secretary of the Congo Basin, and the workshops’ participants.

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