From 1 March 2023 to 2 March 2023 Libreville, Gabon

One Forest Summit

International summit organized under the aegis of France and Gabon, with the participation of CIRAD.

The One Forest Summit on 1 and 2 March in Libreville, Gabon, is a milestone in terms of preserving biodiversity and combating climate change, and will shine the spotlight on the protection and sustainable management of three major forest basins: Congo, the Amazon and Southeast Asia.

The aim of the summit is to renew the collective ambition regarding the preservation and sustainable management of tropical forests, with a focus on three topics:

  • scientific cooperation on forest ecosystems, notably to boost global  expertise in the links between health and biodiversity;
  • sustainable value chains in the forestry sector, to ensure that their activities benefit the economy, the environment and local people;
  • innovative sources of biodiversity financing, to increase the amount and quality of tropical forest conservation funding.

CIRAD, a French research organization with recognized expertise in the issues surrounding tropical forests, is participating in the summit, notably in relation to the first topic: scientific cooperation.

One Forest Vision 2 – Governance, partnership, training, research needs for a fair data platform

1 March 2023, 12:00 – 13:30, Radisson Blu Hotel

Chaired by Sylvie Retailleau, Minister of Higher Education and Research (France) and Patrick Mouguiama-Daouda, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Technology Transfer, Culture and Arts (Gabon)

Facilitator: Alain Billand, Research Impact and Marketing Service, CIRAD

Rapporteur: Alfred Ngomanda, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique (Gabon)

Through two round tables, One Forest Vision 2 aims to promote collaboration and a forests database articulating regional nodes at a global level, and capacity building in developing countries through training, mentoring and collaborations. to do so, it proposes to highlight lessons learned from past and ongoing projects and networks in the three tropical regions, and then discuss the challenges on the governance of global forest database.

Session 3: Long-term field and remote sensing data sets needed for detecting trends in forest biodiversity and responses to climate change

With the participation de Pascal Bonnet, Deputy Director, Environments and Societies Department, CIRAD

Session 4: Past and incoming networks - state of arts, capacity building needs and governance challenges. Towards and articulated network of regional forest data repositories


Combating deforestation to prevent zoonoses

1 March, 16:45 – 18:15, Radisson Blu Hotel

Session organized by the PREZODE (PREventing ZOonotic Disease Emergence) initiative, on the links between forest preservation, the fight against climate change and zoonosis and pandemic prevention.
The PREZODE initiative, launched at the 2021 One Planet Summit 2021, is led by three French research organizations: CIRAD, INRAE and IRD.