6 November 2021

African government statements at CoP26 on the sustainable development of palm oil

African government statements at CoP26 on the sustainable development of palm oil

Ministers and high-level representatives from Africa have made statements about progress made in developing a sustainable palm oil industry in Africa. Marking five years since the signing of the ‘Marrakesh Declaration for Sustainable Development of the Palm Oil Sector’, governments shared milestones in the implementation of commitments made at CoP22 in Morocco in 2016, while highlighting the action and financial investment required for future development.

The statements that follow include establishing governance for international investment; applying the principles to other commodities; inclusion of marginalised groups; investment in smallholders to boost productivity; tools and approaches such as Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) guidelines.

Read the full statements in English

Lire les déclarations complètes en français

A full recording of the event with responding statements from the Tropical Forest Alliance, the UK Government's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Partnerships for Forests is available at: https://youtu.be/6NC544kKe6I

You can watch video submissions from: 

Hon. Biendi Maganga-Moussavou, Ministre de l’Agriculture, Gabon

Hon. Paul Valentin Ngobo, Ministre de l’Agriculture, République du Congo

Excellency, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, Nigeria

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