Democratic Republic of Congo
Law No. 14/003 on Protection of the Nature
The law mandates the government to take into account the potential value of forest carbon sequestration services for climate change mitigation while elaborating the National Strategy on Protection of Nature and the National Forestry Programme.
The law further calls on the central and regional governments to adopt and implement policies, plans and programmes promoting the contribution of natural and biological resources and ecosystems to the economic growth, rural development, fight against poverty and regulation of the climate.