Democratic Republic of Congo

Law No. 14/003 on Protection of the Nature

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2014
The law aims to adapt the DRC legal order of protection of nature to modern principles on biological and genetic resources management and to requirements of international conventions, including among others the Treaty on protection and sustainable management of forestry ecosystems in Central Africa.

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.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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