The President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, invited this Monday, December 12, in Washington, investors from the United States of America (USA) to finance projects related to the protection of the Miombo forest. This is the largest biomass in Southern and Central Africa, covering an area of 2.7 million km2 and spanning several countries, being one of the most important ecosystems in the world.
“We want to invite our partners here to this initiative that presents itself as a great opportunity in sequestering carbon in large reserve and thus reduce the impact of climate change,” Nyusi explained.
The head of state, who was speaking at a working meeting with funders of the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF), explained that in August last year, the government launched, in Maputo, an initiative of integrated and sustainable management of the Miombo forest, in an act that was attended by countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
“This initiative aimed to promote the conservation of the Greater Zambezi forest, considered the largest tropical ecosystem on the planet, and which covers several countries in southern Africa,” he emphasized.
Filipe Nyusi also recalled that during the COP27 meeting, held recently in the Egyptian city of Sharm El Sheikh, the Government organized a specific panel on the matter, with the presence of several climate financing agencies, especially the World Bank.