Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad left on Friday 27/10/2023 for the Congolese capital Brazzaville to take part in the Summit of the Three Basins of Biodiversity Ecosystems and Tropical Forests on behalf of President Abel Fattah El Sisi.
The Summit takes place on October 26-28, bringing together heads of state, official delegations, government representatives, international institutions, donors, financing organizations, and experts, with the aim of strengthening South-South governance for the three regulatory ecosystems, Amazon – Congo – Borneo-Mekong – Southeast Asia.
Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and heads of state of Brazil, Indonesia, the Central African Republic, as well as a variety of organizations and bodies concerned with the climate are attending the summit.
The summit is to address preserving biodiversity and tropical forests that are crucial in the face of climate change. The Three Basins Summit will bring together leaders from the Amazon, Congo and Borneo-Mekong-Southeast Asia regions to form a global coalition, the minister said.
These regions alone account for 80 percent of the world’s tropical forests and two-thirds of terrestrial biodiversity, playing an essential role in regulating the carbon balance.
The purpose of the Summit is to implement, within the framework of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration, the first global coalition to restore 350 million hectares of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, she added.