Gabon To Scrutinise Concessions Improving Logging Practices

According to project-syndicate.org, Gabon’s Forest Minister Lee White is organising a team to assess the legality of all the country’s concessions suspecting many administrative errors having occurred in the past.

In an article in Project Syndicate in October co-authored with National Climate Council chair Tanguy Gahouma, Minister White also reported that, in the next 12 months, the government will work with concession managers to make improvements to harvesting practices. The government will then conduct a follow-up study to measure the effect of the changes.

Under a recent ten-year agreement, Norway will pay Gabon a floor price of US$10 per certified tonne of carbon for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions caused by deforestation and degradation, as well as for absorption of CO2 by natural forests.

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