Gabon just became the first African country to be paid for reducing carbon emissions by protecting its rainforest.

The Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) has paid the country $17 million thanks to a UN-backed initiative based on a formula that calculates remuneration earned through the amount of carbon that would otherwise have been released.

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On World Ocean Day (8th June 2021), countries from all four corners of the world – from India to Guyana, South Korea to Austria have pledged to support the ‘30 by 30’ commitment which is being championed by the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance and the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, co-chaired by the UK, Costa Rica and France.

This next milestone follows a successful meeting of the G7 Climate and Environment ministers, during which all members agreed to champion the global ‘30×30’ target to conserve or protect at least 30 percent of the world’s land and at least 30 percent of the world’s ocean by 2030, as well as committing to ‘30 x 30’ domestically.

Members of the Global Ocean Alliance and/or the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

Join us on 9 May for a cleaning of the Tahiti Beach in Gabon: we will collect waste (plastic and others) from over 3 kilometers of shoreline.