Documents of 3rd Meeting of Partners of the Global Peatlands Initiative



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Signed-Brazzaville-Declaration_2.pdf (3.0 Mo)



Under the Distinguished Patronage of their Excellencies the Presidents of the two Congos, Denis Sassou Nguesso and Joseph Kabila, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo jointly organized the 3rd Meeting of Partners of the Global Peatlands Initiative, with the support of UN Environment.



We, the Ministers of Environment of Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo, covered by vast expanses of peatlands, gathered in Brazzaville on 22 March 2018 with the support of UN Environment, during the third Meeting of Partners of the Global Peatlands Initiative to discuss challenges and solutions related to conservation, restoration and sustainable management of the Cuvette Centrale Peatlands.



Recalling the 2016 Marrakech meeting held on the margins of COP22 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at which the Global Peatlands Initiative was launched, and during which the ministers adopted the vision for 2050 and the strategic objectives 2020 and 2030.



Recalling the conclusions of the first meeting and second meetings on the Global Peatlands Initiative held respectively in September 2016 in Rome at the FAO headquarters and in May 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.



Recalling the role of Congo Basin forests, the world’s second largest tropical rainforest after the Amazon, in regulating the global climate, including its very high carbon sequestration capacity in its flooded areas namely the peatlands



Recalling that peatlands are natural treasures of great importance to the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for the planet, because of their valuable carbon reserves which are a key stock for the climate, their unique and exceptional biodiversity and the ecosystem services they provide which ensure livelihoods for local people, making them relevant to the achievement of sustainable development objectives …





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