DR Congo to host trilateral summit on world's tropical forests

By Alain
  • World
  • Friday, 11 Aug 2023

KINSHASA, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will host the first trilateral summit on the preservation of the world's tropical forests with Brazil and Indonesia on Aug. 25 in Kinshasa, the capital of the DRC, according to a press release Wednesday by the Congolese presidency.

The summit in Kinshasa will bring together DRC President Felix Tshisekedi, President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, representing the Congo Basin, the Amazon rainforest, and the Borneo-Mekong Basin, respectively.

The summit will put the spotlight on the Congo Basin, more than 60 percent of which covers the national territory of the DRC. Known as the "lungs of Africa," the Congo Basin is the largest carbon sink in the world, absorbing more carbon than the Amazon. Spanning six countries, its rainforest provides food security and an essential lifeline for indigenous and local populations and serves as a critical habitat for endangered species.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In World

Biden allows Ukraine to use US-supplied arms to strike inside Russia near Kharkiv area, say US officials
Costs for industrial production fall in Italy for 6th consecutive month
Urgent: Jury reaches verdict in Trump hush money trial
Jury finds Donald Trump guilty on all 34 counts at hush money trial
Feature: New giant panda couple makes debut in Spain
U.S. stocks close lower
EU, Euratom to withdraw from Energy Charter Treaty
Biden secretly gave Ukraine permission to strike inside Russia with US arms, Politico reports
Los Angeles' share of film, TV employment fell precipitously in 2023: report

Others Also Read