Gabon becomes first African country to get paid for protecting its forests: first $17 million of a pledged $150 million from Norway for results-based emission reduction payments

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This is fantastic. Much more of this please.

Brett-the-charmer

Im glad this is the kind of thing we are spending our oilmonies on.

Fantact

This will probably work well, especially since Gabon has one of the lowest population density in Africa. Although idk what plans they have for distributing/benefitting the poor. “Abundant petroleum and foreign private investment have helped make Gabon one of the most prosperous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the fifth highest HDI[7] in the region (after Mauritius, Seychelles, Botswana and South Africa) and the fifth highest GDP per capita (PPP) in all of Africa (after Seychelles, Mauritius, Equatorial Guinea and Botswana).”

wsnckwkakalwkx

didn’t they try this in brazil and people just logged anyway.

lemons_of_doubt

Awesome ,Aubameyang will be pleased too 😀

Lon72