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Accelerate the eco-transition in the face of the climate crisis

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With its forest covering 88% of its territory (22 million hectares), Gabon has significant carbon stocks, which contribute to global climate change mitigation.

It is therefore essential to protect this potential. 

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.
Acting for a climate change resilient and carbon free world that is powered by renewable energy.
© Martin Harvey / WWF

Why is it important?

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Africa is - and will be - particularly affected: climate extremes will continue to hit the continent, with even greater intensity and frequency. 
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. 
WWF calls for a 100% renewables-based energy by 2050
© Photo by Antonio Garcia on Unsplash

What is WWF doing?

By engaging public administration, civil society, the private sector, the public at large and the local communities as allies, we can work together to advocate for an ecological transition by, amongst others
  • 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.