Cameroon is currently drafting a Rural Sector Development Strategy, which aims to foster sustainable growth and prosperity for the country’s largely subsistence-based rural population, according to a participatory process spearheaded by the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT). The strategy encompasses development objectives relevant for the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife (MINFOF), the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED) and Ministries of Agriculture, and Livestock and Fisheries.
Cameroon’s forest and environment priorities have been translated into different policies including the 1996 Environmental Management Legal Framework, which outlines environmental and social impact assessment requirements. In 2001, the former Ministry of Forests and Environment (Ministère de l’Environnement et Forêts; MINEF) together with its technical and financial partners drafted the Forest Environment Sector Programme (Programme Sectoriel de Forêt- Environnement PSFE). Both the Government of Cameroon and its development partners have agreed to hold shared responsibility in implementing this programme. The aim of the PSFE is to support sustainable forest management by improving forest management though increased monitoring, decentralised stakeholder participation, and institutional capacity building.
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE PROTECTION. 2009. Position camerounaise sur les discussions internationales concernant le changement climatique.