With an area of 2,345,000 km², the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is characterized by (i) its richness in exceptional natural resources (forests, mines, resources hydric, biodiversity, energy), (ii) its dense hydrographic network, including the most dominant part of the River Congo (3.7 million km²), and (iii) its estimated population of about 75 millions of inhabitants, with a population growth of 3.1%, whose income comes from mainly the informal sector.
Adhering to the terms of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement while seeking to obtain REDD+ results-based payments, DRC has so far achieved the following:
With the support of CfRN, DRC improved its GHG inventory for the AFOLU sector by receiving quality assurance checks for the Independent Panel review of the RRR+ project.
CfRN work under the RRR+ project initiated South-South exchange to allow DRC experts to share their experience on the creation of their coordination platform and the necessity to build sustainable institutional arrangements in the country. CfRN supported DRC in the finalization of its GHG inventory and the preparation of the BUR to the UNFCCC. DRC experts had the opportunity to present their work during regional workshop and during missions in other countries such as Ghana and the Republic of Congo.