April 28

The World Resources Institute Mobilises $100 Million to Restore Forests in Five Countries in Africa

The World Resources Institute (WRI), an American think tank specialising in environmental issues, has just secured funding of $100 million, or 59.8 billion CFA francs. The funds will be used to encourage tree planting in the Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin, which straddles the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi and Rwanda, as well as in the cocoa belt in Ghana and the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.

Photo courtesy of geralt.

Source: Afrik21 (link opens in a new window)

climate change, forests