The Libreville Plan
More than 20 countries have met on March 1st and 2nd, 2023, for the One Forest Summit dedicated to seeking solutions to protect tropical forests, in Libreville, Gabon.
This Summit bringing together heads of states, the scientific community, African youth, business leaders, indigenous peoples and senior staff from UNESCO, the IUCN, the Global Environment Facility and the Green Climate Fund, has led to a fair agreement between forest countries and the international community: the Libreville Plan.
The Libreville Plan is based on 5 fundamental pillars which were expressed during the meeting:
- A political commitment;
- A principle of cohabitation between humans and nature;
- Environmental ambition working for people;
- Protecting what is vital with positive conservation partnerships (PCPs), an investment plan for the protection of carbon and biodiversity reserves. France, Conservation International and the Walton Family Foundation are annoucing the creation of a first PCP contracts investment of €100 million;
- Remunerating forest countries for providing services to the rest of the world.
The One Forest Summit has put at the heart of the debates the question of promoting natural capital and has allowed stakeholders to take commitments to reconcile environemental ambition with economic prosperity. Among these commitments, the scientific community launched the One Forest Vision project to map the world's vital carbon and biodiversity reserves. About fifty business leaders also launched the 10by30 initiative in order to generate 10 million jobs in sustainable forests management activities by 2030.
Please find the Libreville Plan and its annex here!