Could a green belt around the village of Lukolela in the DRC help the local community adapt to climate change, while also bringing carbon reduction benefits?
Communities in the Congo Basin are heavily impacted by the twin threats of deforestation and climate change.
The Centre for International Forestry Research’s latest project COBAM aims to tackle these problems and create a synergy between climate change mitigation and adaptation through forestry projects in the region.
CIFOR visits one community involved in the project in Lukolela, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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