18 Apr '11, 4am

Tropical countries aim for global forest pact

Tropical countries aim for global forest pact

Tropical countries aim for global forest pact mongabay.com April 18, 2011 Rainforest in Panama. Photo by Rhett A Butler Representatives from more than 30 countries are expected to hammer out a formal agreement for future discussions on forest and climate issues when they meet next month in the Republic of Congo, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The summit, which will be held from May 31 through June 3 in Congo's capital of Brazzaville, will be attended by nearly 500 delegates from tropical countries, donor nations, NGOs, and multilateral entities, including multiple branches of the United Nations. Representatives from countries that hold more than 80 percent of the world's rainforests are expected to attend. “This summit will be extremely important for the future of the world’s major rainforests,” said Henri Djombo, the Republic of Congo’s Minister of Susta...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0417-congo_forest_pact.html

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