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Briefing with Republic of Congo Environment Minister to Discuss Upcoming Summit of World’s Three Largest Rainforest Regions — Congo, Amazon and Mekong-Borneo

May 12, 2011

On May 12 at 11 am, His Excellency, Minister Henri DJOMBO, the Minister of Environment for the Republic of Congo, will hold a briefing on the May 31-June 3 summit in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo of the major rainforest regions in Africa, Latin America and Asia. This summit, hosted by the Republic of Congo, will bring together representatives of the world’s three major tropical rainforest regions: the Congo Basin in Central Africa, the Amazon Basin of South America and the Mekong-Borneo region in Southeast Asia.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 11, 2011

WHO:

“¢His Excellency, Minister Henri DJOMBO, the Minister of Environment for the Republic of Congo

“¢Dr. Richard Carroll, Vice President for Africa and Madagascar, World Wildlife Fund

WHEN: May 12, 2011, 11:00 – noon

WHERE: World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St., NW, Washington, DC 20037, Room 2004

WHY: The overall objectives of the summit are to facilitate cooperation between leaders within the three largest rainforest regions — Congo, Amazon and Mekong-Borneo — on issues of sustainable forest management, conservation of biodiversity, regulation and stabilization of the planet’s climate, the fight against poverty and economic development. The specific objectives are:

“¢Learn about the current state of forest resources in the basins;

“¢Facilitate the signing of the agreement between the basins as a formal framework for consultation and discussions on forestry and climate issues;

“¢Adopt a joint statement on tropical forests, climate and sustainable development in the run-up to the United Nations climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa (late 2011) and the June 2012 Rio+20 Earth Summit.

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