State of the Forest

State of the Forests 2021

The new report THE CONGO BASIN FORESTS - STATE OF THE FORESTS 2021 from OFAC is out and can be downloaded here.

The official launch of this report will take place on July 7, 2022 on the margins of the 19th Meeting of the Parties of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).

The State of the Forest 2021 (SOF 2021) report is the seventh in the series published since 2005. The previous report was released in 2015 at the 15th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Paris.

Full report 2021

Summary Report 2021

Overall conclusions

Part 1: Central African forests: The state of forest resources and their management

1 Distribution of forest types and changes in their classification

2 The evolution of the wood subsector in the Congo Basin

3 Forest Plantations in Central Africa

4 Aligning international financial flows and the COMIFAC Convergence Plan

5 Implementation of REDD+ Activities in Central African Countries

Part 2: Congo Basin forests in international discourse

6 Mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Forest Management in Central Africa: current status, challenges and improvement options

7 Central African countries’ international commitments on climate change

8 Addressing imported deforestation and zero deforestation commitments

Part 3: Emerging issues for Central African forests

9 Peatlands of the Central Congo Basin, current realities and perspectives

10 Emergence/Re-emergence of Infectious Agents and Epidemic Risks in Central African Forests

Part 4: Congo Basin forests: Issues and challenges

11 Land Use Planning and Impacts on the Sustainable Management of Forest Ecosystems in Central Africa

12 Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Central Africa

13 The rights of local and indigenous peoples in the light of forest and conservation policies