DRC signs US$ 200 million deal to protect rainforest

Deforestation in the DRC threatens the world’s second-largest tropical forest and its endangered inhabitants. Photo: UNEP

Efforts to protect the world's second largest tropical rainforest received a boost on Friday, thanks to a US$ 200 million deal between by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and international partners.

The deal aims to address forest degradation in the country and promote sustainable development.

It's part of the UN-led Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) and the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation declaration, known as REDD+.

Priya Gajraj from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Goma, explained to Daniel Johnson why this deal is so important.

Duration: 3'09"

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