Climate Chance participates in the One Forest Summit

Libreville, Gabon

A Climate Chance Delegation is attending the One Forest Summit in Libreville taking place from 1st to 2nd March 2023.

A summit to advance our collective ambition of preservation and sustainable management of rainforests

Announced by the French a Gabonese Presidents at COP 27 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, the One Forest Summit is hosted in Libreville from March 1st to March 2nd, 2023, in order to advance et reinforce the ambition of protection et sustainable management of rainforests, an essential issue in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss. It also focuses on North-South solidarity.

More information on the One Forest Summit here.

Climate Chance is participating in the One Forest Summit (OFS) and organising two events

The Climate Chance Delegation at the OFS:

  • Ronan Dantec, President of Climate Chance
  • Anne Raimat, Biodiversity Director, Climate Chance
  • Laura Goudrias, Biodiversity Officer, Climate Chance

📍Side-event – Ecological connectivity and offsetting: an opportunity to reclaim biodiversity?

An International Coalition « Biodiversity Corridors in Africa » co-chaired by France, the Republic of Gabon, the Republic of Guinea and the United Republic of Tanzania, whose secretariat is provided by the Climate Chance Association, was launched on December 16th, 2022 during the COP 15 Biodiversity in the presence of ministers and representatives of the various members of this coalition.

This coalition is particularly interested in the possible synergies between the Climate and Biodiversity Conventions, especially in the field of financing. The opportunities offered by Article 6 of the Paris Agreement in terms of carbon offsets, mobilized for biodiversity restoration projects, will be particularly studied.

Thanks to its experience on these topics and its know-how in networking, Climate Chance is organizing a side-event entitled « Ecological connectivity and offsetting: an opportunity to regain biodiversity? ».

With the help of a high-level panel composed of political, financial and field actors and representatives of the offset world, this side-event allows to discuss as concretely as possible the way to link carbon finance to conservation projects for the benefit of local populations and biodiversity.

⏰ Wednesday 1st March from 3:00 PM – 4:30 at the Hotel Radisson Blu, Libreville


Moderated by

  • Ronan Dantec, Senator of Loire Atlantique and President of Climate Chance


  • Gilles Moynot, Technical Director of ONF International

« The forest has the most potential and the least environmental risk. »

  • Adja Aissatou Sy, Programme coordinator of the Observatory of Protected Areas of West Africa (OBAPAO)

« It is necessary to put in place measures to legally secure and anchor the land on the long term, in addition to monitoring, in order to benefit the forest cover and engage in local development actions. »

  • Philippe Zaouati, CEO, MIROVA
  • Suzanne Ngo-Eyok, Vice-President Africa, Conservation International

« There is a role for grassroots actors to play in conservation policies, but the time for compensation is a long time. »

  • Razan Al Mubarak, High-level Climate Champion for COP 28 presidency, IUCN President

📍Meeting of the International Coalition “Biodiversity Corridors in Africa: defining the roadmap 2023-2024”

⏰March 1st

International Coalition “Biodiversity Corridors in Africa”

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