Cameroon

As part of the Congo Basin rainforest, Cameroon is committed to combatting climate change and restoring degraded forest landscapes. Reducing GHG emissions in its land use and forestry sectors will support Cameroon’s target of 32% emissions reduction by 2035.

INVESTING IN CAMEROON

Cameroon’s FIP investment plan is a roadmap for promoting synergies between adaptation and mitigation efforts, increasing carbon stocks, and restoring degraded landscapes through projects in forestry, agriculture, livestock, and energy with the cross-cutting concern of gender and social equity. Objectives include promoting sustainable forest management practices in wet and dry land forests, encouraging low-carbon agriculture, enhancing investments in wood energy, popularizing green energies, promoting sustainable mining, improving inclusive land use planning and governance, and developing ecotourism.

FACTS ABOUT CAMEROON

The forest sector employs about 168,000 people, contributes over 10% of Cameroon’s GDP, and about 30% of the total volume of exports

46%

of the land is covered by dense equatorial forests—about 22 million hectares

TRANSFORMING VISION INTO ACTION

The CIF programmatic approach to investment planning and implementation brings strategic value to CIF recipient countries. Working through a transparent, country-led process, the CIF fosters trust and collaboration among government ministries, civil society, indigenous peoples, private sector, and the MDBs that implement CIF funding. Together, they translate Nationally Determined Contributions and other national development and climate strategies into an actionable CIF investment plan. Rather than one-off projects, the plan comprises long-term, sequenced investments that mutually reinforce each other and link to other critical activities, such as policy and regulatory reform and capacity building. Under national government leadership, CIF stakeholders continue to work together to implement the plan, continually assessing progress and sharing lessons learned along the way.