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IGN France International continues support for REDD+ initiative

Durban, South Africa: Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Housing, France, presided the ceremony in Durban for the signature of licenses corresponding to the use of high resolution satellite images by her African counterparts. The images will be used in the fight against deforestation and the degradation of forests in Central Africa.
The Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo signed “national authority” licenses that will allow them to use SPOT images and more importantly to make them available for any project eligible under the REDD+ initiative.
“Although the countries are not at the same level of advancement in the implementation of their policies and structures linked to the issue of sustainable forest development, it is quite apparent that a dynamic has formed between them that will gain in momentum with the coming months. The United Nations Conference on Climate Change that was held in Durban allowed us to meet all of the key players in order to continue the dialogue on the prospects offered by this program,” explained Camille PINET, Project Manager and coordinator of the consortium at IGN France International.
To know more about the project eligibility criteria, one can visit this link https://bassinducongo.reddspot.org/
Source: IGN France International