The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
Accelerate the eco-transition in the face of the climate crisis
With its forest covering 88% of its territory (22 million hectares), Gabon has significant carbon stocks, which contribute to global climate change mitigation.
Environmental commitments made by policy makers in Gabon include a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and the preservation of 98% of Gabon's tropical forests.
Why is it important?
The consequences? A decrease in agricultural yields and freshwater resources (already low), an increase in diseases and species considered "pests" and millions of displaced people.
Gabon is a country that is very sensitive to the impact of climate change. This is why the country is banking on a low-carbon development model. In line with this objective, the predominantly forested country is adjusting its governance strategy, including the implementation of a green tax framework.
What is WWF doing?
- Fighting against climate change
- Initiating the energy transition
- Reinventing our cities and territories
WWF-Gabon office and its partners are working together to define the industries that have the highest impact on the biodiversity in Gabon and to commit to more sustainable practices, through four key stages: diagnosis, multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations, integration and appropriation of the commitments.