• For the love of tropical forests: INTERHOLCO at Gembloux JobDAY

    For the love of tropical forests: INTERHOLCO at Gembloux JobDAY

    14.02.2022. INTERHOLCO brought tropical forests to Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (University of Liège) on the occasion of Gembloux JobDAY. Last 18 November, the not-to-be-missed event brought together more than 200 forest management students, some of whom freshly graduated in forestry, agronomy and environment, returning for the first time after the 2020 pause.

  • INTERHOLCO's COP26 side event

    Forests for all, forever our way forward

    09.11.2021. The Republic of the Congo has a plan: co-creating solutions together with investors and natural tropical forests, not just for COP26 but well beyond. The way forward at bird’s eye view: (1.) Carbon positive forestry is possible in the Congo Basin. (2.) Together, we should compensate Africa’s forests. (3.) Forest and climate finance should share benefits with host countries and local communities.

  • SAVE THE DATE: COP26 side event on Co-creating solutions with natural tropical forests

    SAVE THE DATE 9.11.2021: Co-creating solutions together with natural tropical forests: the Republic of Congo and private timber sector

    29.10.2021. On Tuesday 9 November 2021, INTERHOLCO will hold a side event at the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26) which takes place in Glasgow from 31.10.2021 to 12.11.2021. The objective of the event is to show-case best in class public-private-partnership in tropical forestry in the Republic of Congo.

  • My future-proof choice: wood

    My future-proof choice: wood!

    18.05.2021. The term ‘future-proofing’ in relation to sustainable design began to be used in 2007. In this context, ‘future-proof’ generally refers to energy conservation; in particular, the ability of a structure or design to minimize the effects of future global temperature rise and/or rising energy costs.

  • Taking the ecological transition onboard

    Taking the ecological transition onboard

    29.03.2021. In the North of the Republic of Congo, the ecological transition is successful. As soon as the season allows and the water level is suitable, INTERHOLCO's flagship product, "Sustainable Hardwood - Made in Africa", is transported down the Sangha, a tributary of the Congo River.

  • Fishing on the river Kandeko

    Fishing on the river Kandeko

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    22.03.2021. The fish is huge, its dimensions giving it the appearance of a predator: « We call itnina in Lingala. It's the electric fish, » the lady explains. Electric catfish (scientific name Malapterurus electricus) are a freshwater fish, commonly found in many African rivers and lakes, including those of the Congo basin.

  • The future has a beautiful energy, says Congolese entrepreneur Vouala Obambi

    The future has a beautiful energy, says Congolese entrepreneur Vouala Obambi

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    08.03.2021. Congolese entrepreneur Vouala Obambi, Managing Director of ENERGAZ (a SAPRO group company) has a vision for the future: leading change. As the only woman manager of an electricity production company in the Republic of Congo and the youngest in Africa, Ms. Obambi is participating in a call for tenders for the operation of the Liouesso hydroelectric power plant.

  • Objects of art on a mission: a closer look at Africa’s ‘Forest dwellers’

    Objects of art on a mission: a closer look at Africa’s ‘Forest dwellers’

    23.02.2021.According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), between 2000 and 2010, large-scale commercial agriculture (generally related to cattle ranching and the cultivation of soya bean and oil palm) accounted for 40% of tropical deforestation, and local subsistence agriculture another 33%.

  • Africa’s forest dwellers win Conversations about Climate Change competition

    Africa’s forest dwellers win Conversations about Climate Change competition

    15.02.2021. Gorillas, Bongos, Forest elephants and Chimpanzees team up with British architect Tom Wilson in ‘Forest dwellers’, one of the winners of the Conversations about Climate Change competition. Is it possible to sustainably harvest timber and natural products, contributing to ethical and sustainable economies, as well as safeguarding habitats, biodiversity and the health of the Earth? The four Forest Dwellers have been conceived to ask this very question.

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