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  • Reply to: Why We Must Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation Efforts   4 days 6 hours ago

    This is a very informative write up. I strongly agree that the private sector hold the key to a successful climate action. While all individuals have a role to play, no doubt the burden whether locally, nationally and internationally will be "common but differentiated responsibility and respective capabilities". Locally, Governments are an inextricable part of the response equation because they have to provide a transparent framework and platform for local actions. But for the private sector, internalizing the cost of action will be a major mechanism for a successful climate action.

  • Reply to: Forest and climate-smart development in the Democratic Republic of Congo   4 days 20 hours ago

    Why only Acacia trees? Are they a local and natural species? Will they be used for pulp and paper by the industry?

    What is the difference in biodiversity (fauna and flora) between Acacia plantations and natural rainforests?

  • Reply to: Forest and climate-smart development in the Democratic Republic of Congo   5 days 23 hours ago

    The work is a big effort and success worth commending and emulating. However,when money is spent to pay for ecosystem services, the established ecosystem should be able to reward itself through the investment. That is,it should be able to bring returns,maintain itself and the environment, and provide direct and indirect benefits to the people. For example, planting only acacia trees is not enough to give the multiple benefits that are required by the environment and the people and to set off pressure from the forest and other protected areas. Therefore, we should do mixed planting with trees that bring multiple benefits such food and fruit trees, and hard wood indigenous fast growing species. If this is done, it will sustain the project for the long-term. This is so especially if the local people who are immediate custodians are reaping direct benefit, they will avoid destroying the forest and the environment.

  • Reply to: Forest and climate-smart development in the Democratic Republic of Congo   6 days 55 min ago

    A replication of this model will work out for other countries.
    Great

  • Reply to: Forest and climate-smart development in the Democratic Republic of Congo   6 days 3 hours ago

    L'avantage aussi de ce programme est la participation de toutes les parties prenantes dans chaque étape de sa construction, ce que nous la société civile environnementale regroupée autour du GTCRR on appelle «la démocratie REDD+».
    Avec la mise en place d'un comité de pilotage mixte du ERPD Maindombe, la mise en oeuvre sera plus participative encore.

    Issa Lingbelu
    Membre du comité nationale de pilotage GTCRR.