The Minister for Forests and the Environment, Francisco Mba Olo Bahamonde, is taking part in the Extraordinary Conference of Ministers for the Economy and the Environment from the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
A total of sixteen countries are taking part at the conference, which is being held from 3rd to 5th October, in the city of Brazzaville. The summit is being held within the framework of the application of the Paris Agreement and the Declaration by the African Heads of State, adopted on 16th November 2016 in Marrakesh, on the sidelines of COP22.
According to the press release, the conference will focus on accelerating operations with regards to the climate in the Congo Basin, the Blue Fund for the Congo Basin, the Fund for the Green Economy in Central Africa, and the position of the subregion, with respect to COP23.
Specifically, it will attempt to adopt a common position in relation to the Brazzaville Declaration on the acceleration of the implementation of the Policy Commission on the Congo Basin at a policy level, and the operational plan for the Blue Fund for the Congo Basin, and the Fund for the Green Economy in Central Africa at a financial level. At the same time, the project for operational tools and the action plan from the Climate Commission for the Congo Basin will be examined at an institutional and organisational level, in addition to the programmes and projects from the sectoral development of the blue economy.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea