Congo-B: visit of the deputy special envoy of the US president for the climate

Prelude to the next COP, Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Special Envoy of the US President for Climate, has started a tour across Africa. He made a stopover Monday, October 4 in Brazzaville where he met the Congolese president; mentioned the role of the forests of the Congo Basin and the partnership that his country intends to engage with the countries which shelter the great forests of the planet.

“  What the US government is aiming for today, on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow next November, is to make an official announcement that the US government is committed to working with these countries that are home to these important forests. The three regions (Amazonia, Congo Basin and Indonesia) are unique, ”Dr Pershing told reporters.

“ Here in the Congo Basin we have to make sure that we don’t go into massive deforestation. Because here, the forest represents a treasure ”, he underlined, at the microphone of our correspondent in Brazzaville, Loïcia Martial .

” One of the reasons for our visit here is to engage in dialogue to understand what the local needs are in order to be able to provide a specific solution in terms of forest preservation ,” said the American official who, after Brazzaville, put heading for Kinshasa in the DRC, then Dakar in Senegal.

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