Environnement & energy

With its 167 million hectares of forest, or close to 10% of the world’s tropical forest, the Democratic Republic of Congo is the second largest tropically forested country in the world and represents in this respect an important factor in the reduction of greenhouse gases at the global level. Furthermore, the DRC has at its disposal considerable hydroelectric, agricultural and mining potential which it has still insufficiently put to good use. The decisions made by the country today in terms of the exploitation of its natural resources and the use of its land will determine its future development trajectory and will directly impact the ecosystems of the region and even the plant.

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The UNDP is committed, through this part of its work, to supporting the government of the DRC on the following three axes: · Elaborating and implementing a simple carbon development strategy through the ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation’ (REDD+) initiative, with a view to supporting the establishment of a green economy · Promoting and facilitating access to sustainable energy for everyone · Increasing the resilience of the country to climate change. Implementation of the national REDD strategy In the first half of 2013 the DRC reached the objectives which it had set itself with a view to the rapid implementation of the REDD+ national strategy plan, that is: · A commitment to ambitious reforms allowing the establishment of an environment favourable to successful REDD+ investments and provision of a framework to follow for the economic governance matrix; · An investment plan for the period 2013-2016 setting the programmatic direction and the results framework for the national REDD+ fund; An operations manual for the REDD+ national fund, setting out innovative methods of access to funds, promoting competition between project initiators, and preparing the country to move in a progressive manner towards strengthened cooperation and monitoring of its investments in the environmental domain. More

A park warden traverses a protected area by bike. Credit: UNDP

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Champs d'adaptation variétale du blé face au changement climatique
Champs d'adaptation variétale du blé face au changement climatique
Des semences résilientes pour renforcer la résilience des communautés

Le Katanga, comme trois autres provinces sœurs, teste l’efficacité des semences résilientes mises au point au Congo par des Congolais pour garantir la sécurité alimentaire et augmenter la capacité des producteurs face aux aléas des changements climatiques. Silence, ça pousse !More 

Aire protégée en RDC
Aire protégée en RDC
Proteger la forêt, c'est proteger durablement son mode vie

Au cœur de la province de l’Equateur, le territoire de Bikoro est affecté par la déforestation. Mais la prise de conscience des villageois des dangers que l’exploitation incontrôlée de la forêt fait peser sur leurs modes de vie a permis de ralentir les effets néfastes de la dégradation des terres et de la biodiversité. Ce projet d’ « Appui à la Restauration de l’Ecosystème Forestier des Villages Besenge et Bokala par la production et la commercialisation des nattes en faveur des paysans » a sensibilisé 2 000 personnes à la protection et à la meilleure gestion des ressources forestières.More 

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