In October, the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) is set to agree on a new target to place at least 30 percent of the earth’s surface into conservation status by 2030. Currently being negotiated through the post-2020 biodiversity framework,...
MAPPING THE FUTURE: TOWARDS MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION OF FOREST PEOPLES IN LAND USE PLANNING IN DRC AND CAMEROON
The Congo Basin rainforest constitutes one of the world’s great biodiversity reserves, plays a crucial role in regulating the global climate and directly sustains the lives of millions of people. It is widely accepted that current land regimes in the Central African countries are inadequate to address the myriad of overlapping and competing claims, uses and pressures on the forest and in recent years there has been a wave of land and forest reforms launched across the region.