Brazzaville, Congo (October 2023) — Members of the media are invited to join a digital press briefing event:
The press briefing event will feature:
The highest forest loss is happening in the countries with the world’s largest and most significant tropical rainforests, already being threatened by climate change. A new report launched at this press briefing will show for the first time the scope of threats from fossil fuel expansion in all three forest basins — the Amazon, Congo and Southeast Asia — and also introduce the range of other threats, from mining to logging, that are pushing these places towards a threshold of systemic ecosystem breakdown that imperils global climate stability, biodiversity, and the livelihoods of millions of Indigenous peoples and local communities.
This briefing will also feature the perspectives of scientists and Indigenous and community leaders, and calls to action to halt fossil fuel expansion, and put Indigenous and community rights at the centre of the Three Basins initiative.
The Summit will take place later in the week, 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 and Southeast Asia.