The Summit of the Three Basins held in Brazzaville, Congo, from October 26 to 28, 2023, brought together stakeholders from the Amazon, Congo, and Borneo-Mekong-Southeast Asia regions to discuss the protection and restoration of tropical forests. These three basins together account for 80% of the world’s tropical forests and two-thirds of terrestrial biodiversity, playing an essential role in regulating the global climate.
The key objectives of the summit were to:
- Build a global coalition to accelerate the energy transition and strengthen collaboration between the three basins
- Lay the groundwork for a roadmap towards establishing a common framework for cooperation among the three basins
- Discuss the challenges and opportunities for protecting and restoring tropical forests
- Raise awareness of the importance of tropical forests to the global climate and biodiversity.
The summit was attended by over 3,000 participants, including government representatives, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, scientists, researchers and environmentalists.
In the declaration following the discussions, the participants reaffirmed their commitment to protecting and restoring tropical forests, and to working together to develop and implement common solutions.
Ahead of the Three Basins Summit, Lostisland and over 20 other civil society organizations signed a call to action urging for biodiversity conservation and restoration, strengthened international cooperation, civil society participation in basin preservation, and collaboration with indigenous people.
Lostisland was represented in Brazzaville by the Honorary Consul to Nigeria, Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui, and members of her team.