Rainforest Basins Summit Calls for South-South Cooperation

The Heads of State and Government of the Amazon, Congo, and Borneo-Mekong basins adopted a joint statement on tropical forests, climate and sustainable development, agreeing to, inter alia: maintain close consultations and promote common interests at various regional and international fora related to forests; prepare an action plan on sustainable management of forests and related resource use; and take concrete steps to promote dialogue and cooperation among their countries.