Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin: Reconciling Economic Growth and Forest Protection

Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin: Reconciling Economic Growth and Forest Protection

Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin: Reconciling Economic Growth and Forest Protection

The report Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin: Reconciling economic growth and forest protection is the output of a two-year exercise implemented by the World Bank at the request of the COMIFAC (Regional Commission in charge of Forestry in Central Africa) and the highly-forested countries in the Congo Basin (namely Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Republic of Congo). The study is informed by economic modeling complemented with sectoral analysis, as well as interactive simulations and workshop discussions. This study on Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin: Reconciling economic growth and forest protection analyzes the current and future pressures exerted by different sectors of the economy on Congo Basin forests, and highlights policy options to limit deforestation while pursuing inclusive, green growth.

The report is available in French here.

Release Date

March 2013

Authors

Charlotte Streck
Co-founder and Director

Other Authors

Carole Megevand with Aline Mosnier
Joël Hourticq
Klas Sanders
Nina Doetinchem